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Foodborne and Gastrointestinal Diseases


Foodborne infections occur when you consume foods or drinks contaminated with infectious microbes. Symptoms of foodborne infections can include diarrhea, vomiting, fever, and abdominal pain. Learn about symptoms of specific foodborne diseases and tips for treatment and prevention.
  1. Foodborne Disease Basics
  2. Foods Associated with Infectious Diseases
  3. Foodborne Diseases by Name
  4. Prevention
  5. Salmonella Outbreaks

Foodborne Disease Basics

Learn about the basics of foodborne and gastrointestinal diseases. What causes foodborne illnesses? Are there different types of diarrhea? What are some basic hygiene and safety tips I can use to limit the spread of infection from my kitchen?

Foods Associated with Infectious Diseases

Certain foods may be more likely than others to harbor infectious microbes. Find out which microbes are associated with which foods and why.

Foodborne Diseases by Name

Get profiles of specific foodborne diseases. Learn about their symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Find out the whos, whats, where, when, and hows of foodborne infections and spread of disease.


Keep reading for some handy tips for preventing diarrheal and other food-borne diseases.

Salmonella Outbreaks

There have been several Salmonella outbreaks in 2009 due to peanuts, pistachios, alfalfa sprouts, and more. Find out more about Salmonella outbreaks in 2009.

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