Etiology Foodborne Illness

∞ generated and posted on 2016.03.03 ∞

Diseases caused especially by Bacillus cereus, Campylobacter jejuni, Clostridium spp., certain pathogenic strains of Escherichia coli, Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella, Shigella spp., and Staphylococcus aureus.

Note that this list includes etiologies associated with food poisonings and foodborne gastrointestinal infections, by which I mean infectious diseases that are both infections and tend to be limited in their impact to the gastrointestinal tract.

Also included are more systemic diseases such as those associated with Listeria (listeriosis), E. coli O157:H7, certain Salmonella infections (such as Salmonella Typhi), and disease associated with Clostridium botulinum, i.e., botulism.