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E.coli, salmonella are common forms of foodborne illnesses - The Galveston County Daily News : Health

July 28, 2014

Keeping Kids Healthy E.coli, salmonella are common forms of foodborne illnesses

Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 12:00 am

Foodborne illnesses are caused by germs or harmful chemicals we eat and drink. Most are caused when certain bacteria, viruses or parasites contaminate food.

Others occur when food is contaminated by harmful chemicals or toxins. Since these infections or chemicals enter the body though the stomach and intestines, the most common symptoms are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal discomfort.

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