Noroviruses Food Poisoning Noroviruses are a group of viruses that cause acute gastroenteritis, or “stomach flu,” in humans. These viruses may also be referred to as Norwalk-like viruses or caliciviruses. Vomiting, diarrhea, and fever typically characterize norovirus infection. According to[…..]Learn more
Clostridium botulinum food poisoning Botulism is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Although rare, botulism is a serious paralytic illness caused by a nerve toxin, which is produced by the bacterium. This potent toxin blocks nerve function,[…..]Learn more
Campylobacter poisoning & Foodborne Pathogens Campylobacteriosis is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Campylobacter. The illness is most typically characterized by diarrhea (often bloody), cramping, abdominal pain, and fever. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), estimates[…..]Learn more
Listeriosis Listeriosis (Listeria infection) is a serious illness caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. Symptoms of listeriosis include fever, muscle aches, and, occasionally, nausea or diarrhea. If the Listeria infection spreads to the nervous system, symptoms[…..]Learn more
Salmonella Symptoms & Food Poisoning Salmonellosis is an infection caused a bacterium called Salmonella. One of the most common foodborne illnesses, it occurs when food contaminated by Salmonella is consumed. Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal[…..]Learn more
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