Raw curry leaves linked to U.K. outbreak

A foodborne illness outbreak earlier this year that sickened more than 400 people in northeast England has been linked to raw curry leaves.

The curry leaves were contaminated with multiple foodborne illness-causing strains of bacteria, including E. coli, Shigella and Salmonella. Of the more than 400 cases, 29 people had confirmed cases of Salmonella. Of […]

CDC: STEC infections have declined since 2006, Salmonella infections have risen

Rates of infection from Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) have fallen slightly in the past five years, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Friday.

In 2006, there were 590 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection caused by STEC. In 2011, the most recent available data, there were 463 infections, according to […]

The lasting impact of food poisoning

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Joint problems, ulcerative colitis, kidney failure, and diabetes can follow infection with certain foodborne pathogens.

Ummm… *gulp*

It’s terrifying to think about, but according to an article posted today on Scientific American, it’s possible.

Increasingly, scientists are finding that serious health problems can follow food poisoning. And it’s not just a couple […]