Foodborne illness deaths up

Foodborne illness deaths up

There are 3 comments on the Detroit News story from Nov 23, 2006, titled Foodborne illness deaths up. In it, Detroit News reports that:

Infectious intestinal diseases from food borne and waterborne illnesses were diagnosed as the cause of death for 3,142 Americans in a one-year period, according to an analysis of death records provided by the ...

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warren green

United States

#1 Nov 24, 2006
I am a fcod safety specialist formerly with the Food Safety Inspection Service. I find it hard to believe that only 3,142 Americans have died in a one year period. That number could be tripled.
John Smaith

Pakistan

#2 Jun 12, 2007
does not matter,Americans are human after all and they have to die also,look at the developing countries where such deaths are huge in numbers,what you say about them,be realistic,do not consider american are the only humans suffering
Barbara Wilson

Yakima, WA

#3 Sep 10, 2007
Sept 5-8 my husband and I went to a Spiritual Hunger convention in Spokane Wash. we ate at a Wendys and had a spicy chicken sandwich. A couple of hours later I began having the worst pain in my stomach that I can remember ever having. I did go to the emergency room and was treated with pain meds and anti nausia. My Husband got sick the day after but he wasen't nearly as bad. I suspected the sandwich from the beginning.

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