Listeria is a bacteria that can contaminate food. The illness caused by listeria is listeriosis. It can be fatal. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) one in six people get food poisoning.
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Food poisoning is illness that results from eating food that is contaminated by microorganisms or chemicals, or that is poisonous in itself. Food can be contaminated by such chemicals as lead or zinc, leading to food poisoning. Several varieties of mushrooms and certain species of fish are poisonous if eaten. More often, food poisoning is caused by microorganisms, such as bacteria, molds, viruses, and parasites.
Food poisoning and stomach flu.
Food poisoning is a common problem all over the world. What causes food poisoning? What are the symptoms? How to treat food poisoning? Read on for answers.