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Food: Risks from foods including food contamination
Introduction: The primary risk of disease from food comes from contamination leading to food poisoning or other disease contagion. Also common are food intolerances such as lactose intolerance. However, a surprising number of other conditions can come from food related aspects.

Condition count: 38; see list of conditions below.
Risk factor subtypes: seafood (9), shellfish (4), contaminated food (32)
Related risk factors: water (29), diet (37), fat (8), salt (4), protein (1), caffeine (2), alcohol (36), plants (7), animals (45), fish (9)
Risk factor classes: Contaminated food (32)
Risk factors: Risk Factor Center, risk factor list

Conditions list: The following list of conditions have 'Food' or similar listed as a risk factor in our database:

A

  • Alveolar Hydatid Disease ... undercooked meat
  • Amebic dysentery ... flies on food, contaminated food

    B

  • Botulism food poisoning ... tinned food, tinned fruit, tinned vegetables, tinned raw meats, tinned fish
  • Brucellosis ... undercooked meat, unpasteurized milk, contaminated milk

    C

  • Cholera ... flies on food, contaminated food
  • Ciguatera poisoning ... mullet, Barracuda, eating fish, grouper, snapper, sea bass
  • Clostridium perfringens food poisoning ... contaminated meat, reheated meals
  • Congenital Toxoplasmosis ... undercooked meat, raw meat
  • Contagious Diseases ... contaminated food
  • Crohn's disease ... food allergies
  • Cyclosporiasis ... contaminated food
  • Cysticercosis ... drinking contaminated water or food

    D

  • Diphyllobothriasis ... raw fish, undercooked fish
  • Dysentery ... flies on food, contaminated food

    E

  • Entamoeba histolytica ... contaminated food

    F

  • Food poisoning ... uncooked hot dogs, undercooked animal products, sliced deli meats, soft French style cheeses, pates, unpasteurized juices, raw oysters

    H

  • Hepatitis ... contaminated food
  • Hepatitis A ... contaminated food
  • Hepatoma ... Aflatoxin

    L

  • Leptospirosis ... fish workers
  • Listeriosis ... uncooked hot dogs, undercooked animal products, sliced deli meats, soft French style cheeses, pates, unpasteurized juices
  • Liver cancer ... Aflatoxin

    N

  • Neurocysticercosis ... drinking contaminated water or food

    P

  • Paralytic shellfish poisoning ... mussels, lobsters, scallops, crabs, shellfish, cockles, oysters, clams
  • Polio ... contaminated food

    Q

  • Q fever ... infected animal milk, unpasteurized milk

    S

  • Salmonella enteritidis ... undercooked eggs, raw eggs
  • Salmonella food poisoning ... undercooked eggs, meat, raw eggs, milk
  • Strep throat ... contaminated food

    T

  • Tapeworms ... undercooked fish, undercooked beef
  • Toxocariasis ... contaminated food
  • Toxoplasmosis ... undercooked meat, raw meat
  • Traveler's diarrhea ... contaminated food or water
  • Trichinosis ... undercooked sausages
  • Tuberculosis ... contaminated milk, contaminated beef
  • Typhoid fever ... flies on food, contaminated foods, raw food, salads

    V

  • Vibrio parahaemolyticus ... undercooked seafood, raw oysters, raw seafood
  • Vibrio vulnificus ... eating raw oysters


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