To recognize Food Safety Education Month, we’ve compiled a quick list of five pathogens that can be culprits behind foodborne illness.
Worldwide, acute gastroenteritis—defined as a rapid onset diarrheal disease with or without nausea, vomiting, fever, or abdominal pain—causes 1.34 million deaths in children under age five each year.
Over the past decade, bloodstream infections (BSI) caused by nontyphoidal Salmonella have killed approximately 650,000 people globally. Salmonella is also the most frequently isolated pathogen in hospitalized patients diagnosed with community-onset BSI in Africa and Asia.
Because microbes that infect animals can often infect humans as well, it is important to understand how antimicrobial resistance develops in animal populations, especially populations in close contact with people such as livestock.