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Forum: Foodborne Illnesses

Foodborne illnesses, food poisoning or foodborne disease are the illnesses caused after consuming contaminated food, pathogenic bacteria, parasites or viruses which contaminate food, as well as natural or chemical toxins like poisonous mushrooms. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  1. Food poisoning is the illness caused by eating food which has been contaminated. Usually, it is not serious and within a few days, most people get better without treatment. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  2. Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) is encephalopathy (a fatal neurodegenerative disease) in cattle, causing a spongy degeneration in the spinal cord and brain. This is the forum for discussing anything related to BSE

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  3. E. coli, or Escherichia coli, is the bacterium usually found in the gut of endotherms (warm blooded organisms). Many types of E. coli exist as part of human's gut normal flora and have many benefits to the body, like vitamin K2 production. This is the forum for discussing anything related to E.coli

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  4. Fugu poisoning is the illness caused by the consumption of the puffer fish (fugu). The ovaries, liver and intestines of fugu contain the poison known as tetrodotoxin, which many times more poisonous than cyanide. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  5. Norovirus is a very contagious virus responsible for gastroenteritis, easily transmitted through contaminated food or water, an infected person, or by touching surfaces which have been contaminated. The virus causes the inflammation of the intestines or stomach or both, leading to nausea, stomach pain, and diarrhea and to throw up. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  6. Norwalk Virus (Norovirus) is the virus responsible for infection of the stomach and intestines (acute gastroenteritis). This is the forum for discussing anything related to Norovirus

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  7. Shigella infection is a disease of the intestine caused by the shigella family of bacteria. Diarrhea is one of the symptoms of shigella infection, which is bloody in most cases. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  8. Trichinosis is caused by the consumption of undercooked or raw pork and wild game infected with the parasitic worm larvae, and some of the first symptoms are nausea, abdominal discomfort, diarrhea, fatigue, vomiting and fever. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  9. Waterborne illnesses are the conditions caused by pathogenic microorganisms usually transmitted through fresh water that has been contaminated, and in most cases, the infection results during washing, bathing, drinking, the consumption of infected food and in the preparation of infected food. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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