What are the diseases caused by food?
Common Causes of Foodborne Illness
- E. Coli (STEC) 0157.
What are the 5 major foodborne illnesses?
These five foodborne pathogens, also known as the ‘Big 5,’ include Norovirus, the Hepatitis A virus, Salmonella Typhi, Shigella spp., and Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157:H7 or other Enterohemorrhagic or Shiga toxin-producing E. coli.
What are the diseases caused by food and water containing germs?
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention define the greatest threats of food- and water-borne illnesses to be from among the following bacteria:
- Salmonella species.
- Shigella dysenteriae.
- Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E. coli)
- Vibrio cholerae.
- Cryptosporidium parvum (C. parvum)
Which types of food is the biggest cause of disease?
Salmonella species are the No. 1 cause of food-related illness in the United States. They are responsible for more deaths than any other food-borne pathogen.