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CDC names top five foodborne illnesses in United States

The top five germs that cause illnesses from food eaten in the United States are norovirus, Salmonella, Clostridium perfringens, Campylobacter and Staphylococcus aureus, aka staph. Some other germs don’t cause as many illnesses, but when they do, the diseases are more likely to lead to hospitalization. Those germs include E coli, Clostridium botulinum (which causes botulism),… Continue Reading

Doubling of King County Vibrio Cases Potent Reminder to Adequately Cook Shellfish

King County, WA, residents are being warned not to consume raw or undercooked shellfish after more than twice the usual number have been sickened this summer by Vibrio parahaemolyticus infection. There were 14 confirmed or probable cases of Vibrio infection, known as Vibrosis, reported in July, compared to the average of four for that month… Continue Reading