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The biggest cause of foodborne illness is what bug?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Foodborne illnesses

Each locale has its own "biggest cause of foodborne illness.
" outbreaks may involve bacteria (salmonella, shigella, c.Perfringens, c.Botulinum, b.Cereus, v.Parahaemolyticus, campylobacter, staph aureus), virus (norwalk, hepatitis a), chemical (ciguatoxin, scobrotoxin, mushrooms, heavy metals), water contamination (giardia, s.Typhi), others. Watch out for "traveller's diarrhea" (especially etec).

In brief: Foodborne illnesses

Each locale has its own "biggest cause of foodborne illness.
" outbreaks may involve bacteria (salmonella, shigella, c.Perfringens, c.Botulinum, b.Cereus, v.Parahaemolyticus, campylobacter, staph aureus), virus (norwalk, hepatitis a), chemical (ciguatoxin, scobrotoxin, mushrooms, heavy metals), water contamination (giardia, s.Typhi), others. Watch out for "traveller's diarrhea" (especially etec).
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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