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Foodborne Illness

Foodborne Illness Causes

Disease causing bacteria such as salmonella and E. coli are the main sources of food-borne illnesses. Salmonella thrives in raw food such as sushi, while E. coli and Staphyloccocus come from unpasteurized milk. Spoiled food also causes food-borne illnesses.

Foodborne Illness Definition

Foodborne illnesses are any kind of illness associated with consumption of contaminated food. It is also known as food poisoning.

Foodborne Illness Diagnosis

Diagnosis is done via observation of symptoms exhibited by the patient.

Foodborne Illness Symptoms and Signs

Foodborne illnesses usually show signs such as stomach pain, diarrhea, fever and chills.

Foodborne Illness Treatment

Foodborne illnesses can be treated with ensuring community sanitation measures as well as properly cooked food. Other medications are given to treat the symptoms of the illness.

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