Bacterial infections

Many common diarrhoeal diseases are caused by bacterial infections transmitted by ingestion of contaminated food and water. Prevention of these diseases should be focused on good personal hygiene by all food handlers, including the consumer of the food. Some bacterial diseases such as anthrax, bovine tuberculosis and brucellosis are particularly related to foods of animal origin.

Last modified: Monday, 21 July 2014, 5:40 PM