Over 200 diseases are caused by eating food contaminated with bacteria, viruses, parasites and toxins.
These diseases contribute significantly to the global burden of disease and mortality.
Foodborne diseases are caused by contamination of food and occur at any stage of the food production, delivery and consumption chain.
They can also be the result of contaminated water.
Current topics in food-borne diseases
When Food Makes us Ill
Foodborne illness or food poisoning is a malady that most of us are familiar with. Despite being a common illness, it is preventable if we
Preventing Foodborne Illnesses in the Summer
Summer is a time of sunshine, happiness and fun. But with all of this comes an increased risk of foodborne infections – after all, bacteria
Recent alerts for food-borne diseases
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Much of today’s innovation is either not reaching or not suitable for people in developing countries.
Data to Improve Health
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