18 - FOOD POISONING

Every year, 1 in 6 people get food poisoning. But, what is food poisoning? What should you do if you get food poisoning? What causes it and how do outbreaks happen? This episode of This Won’t Hurt A Bit we talk to infectious disease doctors and food scientists to find the answers. Whilst there are more than 250 different food borne diseases, we focus on two of the more common bacterial causes of food poisoning: Staphylococcus Aureus (Staph) and E-Coli.


SHOW NOTES

SCIENTIFIC REFERENCES

  • Mąka Ł, Maćkiw E, Ścieżyńska H, Popowska M. Occurrence and antimicrobial resistance of Salmonella spp. isolated from food other than meat in Poland. Annals of agricultural and environmental medicine: AAEM. 2015 Sep 4;22(3):403.

  • Keir LS. Shiga toxin associated hemolytic uremic syndrome. Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2015 Jun;29(3):525-39. doi: 10.1016/j.hoc.2015.01.007.

  • Wanke CA. Approach to the adult with acute diarrhea in resource-rich countries. In: UpToDate, Calderwood SB (Ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA, 2015.

INTERVIEWS

  • Josh Kurz (2016, April). Personal Interview.

  • Sean Collier (2016, April). Personal Interview.

  • Matthew Zimney (2016, April). Personal Interview.

  • Geoffrey Bara (2016, April). Personal Interview.

  • Dr. Jared Houck (2016, April). Personal Interview.

  • Dr. Suzi Shimoyama (2016, April). Personal Interview.

  • Dr. Greg Moran (2016, April). Personal Interview.

  • Dr. Vanessa Cardy (2016, April). Personal Interview.

  • Lynne McLandsborough (2016, April). Personal Interview.

SOUND CLIPS

OTHER REFERENCES