Food poisoning is defined as an illness caused by the consumption of food or water contaminated with bacteria and/or their toxins, or with parasites, viruses, or chemicals. The most common pathogens include Salmonella, Escherichia coli, Campylobacter, Listeria, and norovirus. More serious cases of food poisoning can result in life-threatening conditions that may lead to permanent disability or death.
Are you prepared to confront common causes of food poisoning? Refresh and test your knowledge with this short quiz.
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Cite this: Richard H. Sinert. Fast Five Quiz: Common Food Poisoning Pathogens - Medscape - Nov 12, 2018.