Do you know the most common microorganisms causing food poisoning worldwide?
Food poisoning outbreaks result from consuming the two most common types of foodborne pathogens: bacteria (e.g., Salmonella) and viruses (e.g., Norovirus). In a study by Heeyoung Lee and Yohan Yoon, they determined that four microorganisms have the highest contribution to foodborne poisoning cases worldwide—norovirus, Campylobacter, Salmonella, and Listeria monocytogenes.
Check out the infographics below for symptoms to look out for as well as possible sources of the aforementioned microorganisms.
Reference: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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