Cause of Illness: Infection, even with low numbers
Incubation Period: One to seven days
Symptoms: Nausea, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, headache - varying in severity
Possible Contaminant: Raw milk, eggs, poultry, raw beef, cake icing, water
Cause of Illness: Drinking contaminated water; eating raw or undercooked food; putting something in the mouth that has been contaminated with the stool of an infected person or animal; direct contact with the droppings of infected animals.
Incubation Period: Two to 10 days
Symptoms: Watery diarrhea accompanied by mild stomach cramping, nausea, loss of appetite. Symptoms may last 10 to 15 days.
Possible Contaminants: Contaminated water or milk, person-to-person transmission (especially in child daycare settings). Contaminated food can also cause infections.
Cause of Illness: Infection with Listeria monocytogenes
Incubation Period: Two days to three weeks
Symptoms: Meningitis, sepsticemia, miscarriage
Possible Contaminant: Vegetables, milk, cheese, meat, seafood
Cause of Illness: Infection with Salmonella species
Incubation Period: 12 to 24 hours
Symptoms: Nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, headache, chills, prostration
Possible Contaminant: Meat, poultry, egg or milk products
Cause of Illness: Infection with Yersinia enterocolitica
Incubation Period: One to three days
Symptoms: Enterocolitis, may mimic acute appendicitis
Possible Contaminant: Raw milk, chocolate milk, water, pork, other raw meats
Every single study ever done by the goverment has shown that we are having a epidiemic of food borne illness in this country becasue of the manner of which the food is produced , the manner of which the food is processed and long distance transportation of food and how food is decentralized, yet they change nothing their answer is instead of localized food they irridate(nuke) especially after 9/11 you would think encouraging local growth would be a priority but it isn't.....any thoughts???
Edited by Sheri berri, 08 June 2006 - 04:57 AM.