BIG 5 F00DB0RNE ILLNESSES

this was recognized by the CDC

SHIGELLA SPP.

  • common name: shigella spp.
  • scientific name: shigella sonnei, s. boydii
  • source:
  • foods linked to this: salads, raw vegetables, dairy products, poultry
  • prevention measures:

ENTEROHEMORRHAGIC & SHIGA TOXIN-PRODUCING E. COLI

  • common name: e. coli
  • scientific name: escherichia coli, entamoeba coli
  • source: feces of the infected, contaminated water
  • foods linked to it: undercooked ground beef, raw drinks/ foods
  • prevention measures: avoid eating high-risk foods, wash hands before food prep.


SALMONELLA TYPHI

  • common name: salmonella typhi
  • scientific name: salmonella typhimurium
  • source: intestines
  • foods linked to it: contaminated eggs, poultry, meat, cheese, contaminated raw fruits and vegetables, spices and nuts
  • prevention measures: seperate cooked foods from ready-to-eat foods
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HEPATITIS A

  • common name: hepatitis a
  • scientific name: hepatitis a
  • source: raw produce, contaminated drinking water, uncooked shellfish from contaminated waters
  • foods linked to it: shellfish
  • prevention measures: get vaccinated


NOROVIRUS

common name: norovirus

scientific name: norwalk virus

source: produce, shellfish, ready-to-eat foods touched by infected food workers or any other foods contaminated w/ vomit or feces from an infected person

foods linked to it: produce, shellfish, ready-to-eat foods

prevention measures: take break from work if ill, wash fruits and vegetables, wash clothing that've exposed to feces or vomit