It Was Probably Something You Ate: A Practical Guide to Avoiding and Surviving Food-borne Illness
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It Was Probably Something You Ate: A Practical Guide to Avoiding and Surviving Food-borne Illness

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Slight fever. Nausea. A rumbling in the stomach. Diarrhea. What you might think is the flu was probably something you ate. Food-borne illness afflicts 81,000,000 Americans each year, killing 9,000 annually, and yet too many people ignore the fatal hazards lurking in our markets, restaurants, and kitchens.Now food-pathogen expert Nicols Fox offers a useful, informative guid...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published July 1st 1999 by Penguin Books
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This book is the who's who of food borne illnesses. I started reading it back in January and would have finished it very quickly had I not also been a victim of food poisoning! Let me just say that my gut flora will never be the same after getting the twin shooters from unpasteurized milk. (shudders)

Needless to say I had a hard time wanting to read the rest of the book after going through it all. However given enough time to forget the trauma of having your intestines turned inside out, I finall...more
"Profiles" of common food-borne bacteria such as Salmonella, E. coli, Campylobacter and Cyclospora. Good advice included for how to be safer and avoid/prevent some of the illnesses.
Dad's an epidemiologist... so I'm always fascinated by what makes people sick.
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