Learn what leads to food poisoning and how to prevent it

Learn what leads to food poisoning and how to prevent it

US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guides separating raw foods from other foods already in cart

Victory SheetVictory SheetChildren under five are more prone to food poisoning.According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 6 Americans, or 48 million people, get sick each year from food poisoning.More than 120,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die from illnesses caused by eating contaminated food.But there are certain groups that are most vulnerable to this kind of infection.People most prone to food poisoning are children under the age of 5, adults over 65, people with weakened immune systems due to illness or treatment, and pregnant women.DiceChildren under the age of 5 have their immune systems still developing, so their ability to fight germs is not as effective.Food poisoning can be dangerous especially as it can lead to diarrhea and dehydration.Children in this age group are three times more likely to be hospitalized due to salmonella infection.In addition, 1 in 7 diagnosed with E. coli O157 infection develops kidney failure.Older people ...


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