Mangoes are likely responsible for the ongoing Salmonella Braenderup outbreak and Cantaloupes are almost certainly the source of the recent Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak, but what roles do food and water play in spreading Hantavirus, swine flu and West Nile Virus? None of the three are typically thought of as foodborne diseases, but that does not tell the whole story. Hantavirus For example, the federal Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta reports that people can contract Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome if they eat food contaminated by urine, droppings or saliva from an infected rodent. That might not happen at
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