Listeria infections are not as common as other causes of food poisoning, like Salmonella, but they are more likely to lead to hospitalizations. Learn more about Listeria symptoms, outbreaks, and avoiding these infections.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were six large listeria outbreaks in the United States from 1985 to 2011, including the current nationwide outbreak linked to recalled cantaloupes, which has become of the deadliest.
Salmonella and Food Poisoning
Salmonella is a type of bacteria that are best known for causing food poisoning, being associated with several well-publicized outbreaks in recent years.
Food Poisoning - Preventing Food Poisoning
Since young children are among the groups most at risk for getting serious and even life-threatening cases of food poisoning, it is important for parents to learn how to recognize and prevent them from occurring.
Food Storage and Food Safety
Learn how to prevent food poisoning by practicing safe food storage, including knowing how to safely store food in the refrigerator and freezer so that it doesn't go bad.
Food Poisoning - Food Poisoning Symptoms
Food poisoning is common, and when people experience diarrhea and vomiting, they often think it is food poisoning. Learn the classic symptoms of food poisoning, so that you will know when to suspect when your kids may be sick from eating contaminated food or when they may have a simple stomach virus.
E. Coli Symptoms
Although these infections are not common, parents should be aware of the symptoms of E. coli infections, which can include bloody diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps.