I have 10 books in my "Allergy and You" series. Frances Taylor and I are busy writing more Kindle books on other health subjects.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
The CDC estimates that 1 in 6 Americans are affected by food borne illness each year. Food poisoning is defined as an illness caused by the consumption of food or water contaminated with bacteria and/or their toxins, or with parasites, viruses, or chemicals. The symptoms vary in severity and include abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, and headache, with serious cases resulting in life threatening symptoms. Most of the illnesses are mild, improving without specific treatment, but severe cases may require hospitalization. A food borne illness must meet the following criteria: Similar illness, often gastrointestinal, in a minimum of two people and evidence of food as the source.