Foodborne illness, often called food poisoning or
foodborne disease, is any illness that results from eating contaminated
food. It is a common cause of
diarrheal illness in Wisconsin.
Harmful bacteria and viruses most frequently associated
with food poisoning cases in Wisconsin:
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If you suspect that you have food poisoning (or an
allergic reaction to food) call your doctor.
If it is an emergency, call 911
If you believe you or someone you know became ill from
eating a certain food, contact your local health department. Reporting
illnesses to your local health department helps them identify potential
foodborne disease outbreaks. By investigating foodborne disease
outbreaks, public health officials learn about possible problems in food
production, distribution, and preparation that may cause illness.
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April 15, 2014