Food-borne Disease

Food-borne diseases are caused by the consumption of contaminated or unhygienic food and beverage. Various micro-organisms and pathogens contaminate our food. More than 250 food-borne diseases are known to us. Most of the food-borne diseases are caused by bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Not only micro-organisms, there are many other factors which can contaminate our food and cause food-borne disease. Some of the major factors causing food-borne diseases are:
Food-borne diseases show various symptoms which includes nausea, vomiting, stomachache, diarrhea, and fever. Some of the perilous microbes can reside in the stomach and intestine and produce harmful toxins inside the body as they grow.


Food-borne disease is a major public health issue which is growing with time. Though food-borne diseases have mostly gastrointestinal symptoms, sometimes it also has gynecological, immunological and neurological symptoms.

Certain age groups or people with the weak immune system are more susceptible to food-borne diseases.  More than 200 pathogens and microbes are associated with food-borne diseases. Food-borne diseases are lethal and should be prevented. The proper diagnosis and cure are also important so that it does not become a threat to the individual or the society.

International Conference on Food Safety and HygieneSeptember 06-08, 2018
Edinburgh, Scotland
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