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Food-borne illness is no laughing matter. Food poisoning happens when you eat or drink something that has been contaminated with disease-causing bacteria, viruses, or parasites. You can prevent food poisoning by following some simple tips suggested by the FDA.

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    Listeria Article
    • Listeriosis (Listeria monocytogenes infection) facts
    • What is listeriosis? What causes listeriosis?
    • What are listeriosis symptoms and signs?
    • What are the risk factors for listeriosis?
    • How is listeriosis diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for listeriosis?
    • How does a person get listeriosis?
    • Can listeriosis be prevented?
    • What is the prognosis (outcome) for Listeria infections?
    • If a person has eaten recalled food potentially contaminated with Listeria, what should he or she do?
    • What is the government doing about listeriosis?
  • Mercury Poisoning Mercury is a naturally occurring element found in water, soil, and the air. Mercury is also contained in some fish, some of the...learn more »
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    Mercury Poisoning Article
    • Mercury poisoning facts*
    • Mercury introduction
    • General information about mercury and mercury exposure
    • What are the health effects and symptoms of mercury exposure or poisoning?
    • What about mercury in batteries?
    • What about mercury in dental amalgam?
    • What about mercury in fish?
    • What about mercury in fluorescent light bulbs?
    • What about thimerosal in vaccines?
    • What about mercury in thermometers for fever?
    • What about mercury in recycling and waste disposal?
    • How are mercury spills cleaned up?
    • What are more mercury-containing products?
    • How can I find out about mercury exposure where I live?
  • Botulism Botulism is an illness caused by a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. There are three types of botulism:...learn more »
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    Botulism Article
    • Botulism facts
    • What is botulism?
    • What causes botulism?
    • How many kinds of botulism are there?
    • How serious is botulism?
    • How does botulism neurotoxin affect the body?
    • What kind of organism is Clostridium botulinum?
    • How common is botulism?
    • What are botulism symptoms and signs?
    • How soon do symptoms appear?
    • How is botulism diagnosed?
    • How is botulism treated?
    • What are complications from botulism?
    • What is the prognosis (outcome) of people with botulism?
    • Can botulism be prevented?
    • Is botulism neurotoxin really considered to be a potential biological weapon?
    • Why are botulism neurotoxins used as cosmetic treatments or treatments for some medical conditions?
  • Salmonella Salmonella infection (salmonellosis) is typically caused by the consumption of contaminated foods. Symptoms of salmonellosis...learn more »
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    Salmonella Article
    • Salmonella food poisoning facts
    • What is Salmonella food poisoning?
    • What causes Salmonella food poisoning?
    • What are risk factors for Salmonella food poisoning?
    • What are symptoms and signs of Salmonella poisoning?
    • How do physicians diagnose Salmonella food poisoning?
    • What is the treatment for Salmonella food poisoning?
    • What are complications of Salmonella food poisoning?
    • What is the prognosis of Salmonella food poisoning?
    • Is it possible to prevent Salmonella food poisoning?
  • Mad Cow Disease Mad cow disease (or bovine spongiform encephalopathy [BSE]) is a fatal disease that attacks the central nervous system of adult...learn more »
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    Mad Cow Disease Article
    • Mad cow disease facts*
    • Mad cow disease history, how it's spread, and link to variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD)
    • How many cases of mad cow disease have been identified in the U.S.?
    • How many cases of mad cow disease have been identified in Canada?
    • What are the different strains of mad cow disease?
    • Can feed bans prevent the spread of mad cow disease?
    • What is the prevalence of mad cow disease in the U.S. and Canada?

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