Children and Microbial Foodborne Illness

  title={Children and Microbial Foodborne Illness},
  author={Jean C. Buzby},
Consumption of food contaminated with microbial pathogens (bacteria, fungi, parasites, viruses, and their toxins) causes an estimated 76 million illnesses, 325,000 hospitalizations, and 5,000 deaths each year in the United States. People who face relatively higher risks from foodborne illness and associated complications, such as kidney failure, include the very young, the very old, and the immunocompromised, such as those with AIDS and cancer. Children deserve added attention in the study of… CONTINUE READING
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