Food & Water Borne Infectious diseases

Description :

Foodborne, commonly called food poisoning, and waterborne illnesses are conditions caused by eating or drinking food or water that is contaminated by microbes or the toxins they produce. The most frequent causes of food or water-borne illnesses are bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Symptoms vary with the causative agent, and range from slight abdominal pain and nausea to retching, vomiting, abdominal cramps, fever, and diarrhea. Fever, chills, headache, malaise and muscular pains may accompany gastrointestinal symptoms. Vomiting, with or without diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever are common symptoms of viral disease or staphylococcal intoxication.

  • Contamination
  • Biological Food Borne Illness
  • Chemical Illness
  • Physical Foodborne illness
  • Symptoms
  • Prevention