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Foodborne Illnesses In The United States

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Did you know that foodborne illness kills 3,000 people each year? At least 128,000 Americans are hospitalized from foodborne illnesses. Most foodborne illnesses are acute, meaning they happen suddenly and last a short time, and most people recover on their own without treatment. Foodborne illnesses are infections caused by food or beverages that contain harmful bacteria, parasite, viruses or chemicals. If you develop foodborne illness/food poisoning rest and drink lots of water. All foods have small amounts of bacteria. Symptoms of the diseases are abdominal cramping, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, fever, headache and body ache. “Easy way to prevent food illness are to cook to the right temperature, wash your hands and surface often, refrigerate foods promptly, and separate raw meats from other foods.” (https://www.cdc.gov) The CDC estimates that 48 million foodborne illnesses cases occur in the United States every year.…show more content…
If the doctor catches you have a minor case of foodborne illnesses, the doctor will tell you to hydrate. There’s 250 different types of bacteria, virus, parasite, and alea, that's all the foodborne pathogens found in foods. Mostly young and elderly get affected. If you travel, you are more likely to get symptoms of foodborne illness. “Physicians and other healthcare professionals have a critical role in the preventions and control of food-related disease outbreaks.” (http://www.mayoclinic.org) Establishing if some have foodborne diagnosis can be very difficult, however the symptoms
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