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Gastrointestinal and Foodborne Infections

Most people have or will have experienced some kind of nasty stomach bug during their lifetime. What's the "stomach flu" and is it real? Learn which kinds of infectious microbes reside in foods you eat every day. Find out how you or your doctor can diagnose and treat these infections. Get smart tips on kitchen and food safety to keep you and your household healthy.

E. coli O157:H7
What is E. coli? Are all strains of E. coli dangerous? What are its symptoms? Where do you get it? How do you prevent disease?

Infections from Microbes in Contaminated Foods
Many infectious diseases occur when consuming foods contaminated with viruses, bacteria, and other microbes. Find out how these microbes make you sick and what you can do to prevent disease.

Diarrheal Diseases 101
Diarrheal diseases are a significant cause of sickness and death throughout the world. Read more about the different kinds of diarrhea and the kinds of microbes that cause these infections. Get tips on treatment and prevention of diarrhea.

An Overview of Salmonella Disease
Salmonella seems to be making its way into the news more and more each year, but is it something we should be worried about? Find out which kinds of diseases are caused by Salmonella and how to avoid getting it.

Foodborne Salmonella--Profile of Salmonellosis
Salmonella is a major cause of food-borne outbreaks in the United States. Find out what it is, how it causes disease and how to prevent and treat it.

Got Milk Microbes?
It's a staple in most households, but do you know the infectious disease risks associated with milk and other dairy products? Why is pasteurization important? How do you prevent milk-borne diseases?

Sushi Scares
What are the infectious disease risks associated with eating sushi? Read about parasites and other microbial infections associated with raw or undercooked fish.

Listeria and Listeriosis
What is Listeria, and how do I avoid getting it? Who should avoid eating soft cheeses and deli meats? Is my fetus at risk?

Food Poisoning

E. coli

What is the Microbiome?

Look what else the Cat dragged in
Cats can be awfully cute, but sometimes close exposure to cats, their food, or their kitty litters can result in infections for us - anything from MRSA to parasites. Luckily, this is very, very rare.

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