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What are the most common food borne diseases?

What are the most common food borne diseases?

Diarrheas: In us, commonest causes are campylobacter (undercooked chicken), norovirus, clostridium perfringens, salmonella (undercooked eggs, poultry sprouts), toxigenic e. Coli (multiple sources including undercooked meat, dirty veggies, etc), bacillus (rice), staph (creamy, mayonaise), vibrios (shellfish); also outbreaks of hepatitis a. Wash your hands, wash your veggies, keep dirty separate from clean. ...Read more

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What are the most common communicable disease?

Probably: rhinovirus, which is responsible for most colds. ...Read more

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What kinds of food are most likely to cause foodborne illness?

What kinds of food are most likely to cause foodborne illness?

All kinds: Cooking kills many micro-organisms that cause disease so in general cooked foods are safer than raw. But cooking doesn't destroy the toxins behind some food poisoning so even that isn't 100% protection. Animals harbor many disease-causing bacteria in their waste so non-animal food products are in general safer but many farms have animals around their veggie gardens so nothing is 100% safe! ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of sexually-transmitted disease?

What are the most common symptoms of sexually-transmitted disease?

Varies with STD's: Pelvic pain, pain with voiding, increased temperature, and / or vaginal discharge are common with some std's. Painful sores and warts are associated with other std's. Some std's can affect the liver and the immune system with symptoms related to those organs. ...Read more

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What are the causes of food borne illnesses?

What are the causes of food borne illnesses?

Bacteria/toxins: Most are due to eating a toxin produced by a bacteria e.g. Staph (causes fever, lots of vomiting, diarrhea), or ingesting a dose of bacteria itself, e.g. Salmonella, campylobacter. Foods contaminated by fecal or disease causing bacteria (even organic), undercooked to kill bacteria present, served by handlers with poor hygiene (eew) transmit disease. Bad water, hygiene spreads parasite, viral infect. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of celiacs disease?

Celiac Disease: Gastrointestinal symptoms include: abdominal pain, bloating, gas, or indigestion, constipation, decreased appetite (may also be increased or unchanged), diarrhea, either constant or off and on, lactose intolerance (common when the person is diagnosed, usually goes away after treatment), nausea and vomiting, http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001280/. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of chagas disease?

What are the most common symptoms of chagas disease?

Chagas Disease: Sxs of chagas disease can include fatigue, generalized body aches, loose bowel movements, vomiting, rash, poor appetite. Liver ; spleen can enlarge. Brain ; heart can become inflamed. One way to diagnose it is by visualizing motile trypanosoma cruzi parasites microscopically in fresh anticoagulated blood. ...Read more

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What are the most common food allergies?

What are the most common food allergies?

See list below: The most common food allergens are egg, milk, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts and shellfish. Keep in mind that this does not mean other foods can be the cause of food allergies. For example, over the past few years it has become clear that some individuals can be allergic to meats. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of celiac disease?

What are the most common symptoms of celiac disease?

Sprue: The most common symptoms with celiacs disease, or sprue, is foul smelling diarrhea with flautlence, weightloss and fatigue. You may also have anemia and a skin rash. If you have celiac disease, you should avoid all foods containing gluten. ...Read more

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What are the most common autoimmune diseases?

What are the most common autoimmune diseases?

Depends on field : For general diseases in all fields these are some if the most common: SLE, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of autoimmune disease?

What are the most common symptoms of autoimmune disease?

There may be none: There are a variety of autoimmune diseases. Some may be without symptoms - ie autoimmune thryoid disease before it becomes symptomatic. Other will have many symptoms including joint involvement, heart and lung problems in some people with in lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, rash in lupus, and dermatomyositis, muscle inflammation in polymyositis, dry eyes, mouth or other sites in sjogren's. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of wilson's disease?

What are the most common symptoms of wilson's disease?

Liver Disease/ Neuro: Untreated wilson disease may manifest as liver disease (toxic hepatitis) in childhood and neurologic problems(tremor, deteriation of school performance, psychiatric isssues) as young adults. ...Read more

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What are the most common environmental causes of heart diseases?

What are the most common environmental causes of heart diseases?

Environmental heart: Environmental causes of heart disease are difficult to correlate accurately. Here's a link to an article that discusses the different evidence and may hopefully answer your question. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19119685 ...Read more

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What are the most common diseases of the digestive system?

What are the most common diseases of the digestive system?

Digestive tract: This is a very hard question to answer as the digestive tract starts at you mouth and ends at the angus. Common disease include ulcers, esophageal reflux, gallstones, pancreatitis, gastritis, appendicitis, diverticulitis, cancers, colitis and irritable bowel syndrome just to name a few. ...Read more

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What are some of the most dangerous viral disease?

What are some of the most dangerous viral disease?

Dangerous viruses: Are you referring to most virulent virus, fatal rate without or with treatment or most deaths historically? Dangerous viruses include: Marburg Virus, Ebola Zaire, Hantavirus, H5N1 (Avian Flu), Junin Virus (Argentine Hemorrhagic Fever), Lassa Fever, Crimea – Congo Fever,Machupo virus (Bolivian hemorrhagic fever), Kyasanur Forest Virus (KFD), Rabies, Smallpox & Dengue fever. ...Read more

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What are the most common kidney diseases?

What are the most common kidney diseases?

Diabetes/hypertensio: Most common kidney disease are the one related to either diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension) or both ...Read more