The holiday season may bring guests to your home. But one guest you don’t want to unwittingly invite is food poisoning. It is estimated that 48 million people in the United States develop signs and symptoms of food poisoning on an annual basis. Almost one in every five patients with diarrhea is due to food … Continue reading Don’t invite this guest over this Christmas
Listeria-laden cantaloupes have caused 25 deaths so far this year in the worst listeriosis outbreak in 25 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC reports 17 cantaloupe-related listeria infections in Texas. Are the cantaloupes you’re eating safe? Probably. The affected cantaloupes from Jensen Farms in Colorado were recalled in mid-September. … Continue reading Listeria Infection: Will That Melon Make Me Sick?
With this most recent recall of eggs by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s a good time, according to Jeff Jarvis, MD, Emergency Medicine physician at Scott & White Healthcare – Round Rock, to understand the signs and symptoms of salmonella (also referred to as food poisoning), in addition to easy ways to … Continue reading Using common sense and good hygiene to prevent salmonella