Many different disease-causing germs can contaminate foods, so there are many different foodborne infections.
Common symptoms of foodborne diseases are nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, and diarrhea. However, symptoms may differ among the different types of foodborne diseases. Symptoms can sometimes be severe and some foodborne illnesses can even be life-threatening. Although anyone can get a foodborne illness, some people are more likely to develop one. Those groups include:
Most people with a foodborne illness get better without medical treatment, but people with severe symptoms should see their doctor.
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The top five germs that cause illnesses from food eaten in the United States are:
Some other germs don’t cause as many illnesses, but when they do, the illnesses are more likely to lead to hospitalization. Those germs include: