originally posted by: AlphaHawk
a reply to: liejunkie01
Most certainly you did misunderstand me.
And yes, I have reasonable faith in modern hygiene and quarantine practices.
Hope you don't get nightmares reading this then AlphaHawk...
Volume 5, Number 5—October 1999
Food-Related Illness and Death in the United States
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Data Sources The Study Food-Related Illness and Death from Unknown Pathogens Overall Food-Related Illness and Death Conclusions Appendix Suggested
Table 1 Table 2 Table 3 Table 4 Table 5
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Paul S. MeadComments to Author , Laurence Slutsker, Vance Dietz, Linda F. McCaig, Joseph S. Bresee, Craig Shapiro, Patricia M. Griffin, and Robert V.
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
"To better quantify the impact of foodborne diseases on health in the United States, we compiled and analyzed information from multiple surveillance
systems and other sources. We estimate that foodborne diseases cause approximately 76 million illnesses, 325,000 hospitalizations, and 5,000 deaths in
the United States each year. Known pathogens account for an estimated 14 million illnesses, 60,000 hospitalizations, and 1,800 deaths. Three
pathogens, Salmonella, Listeria, and Toxoplasma, are responsible for 1,500 deaths each year, more than 75% of those caused by known pathogens,
while unknown agents account for the remaining 62 million illnesses, 265,000 hospitalizations, and 3,200 deaths
. Overall, foodborne diseases
appear to cause more illnesses but fewer deaths than previously estimated."
All occuring in a country as modern as America where the poor who cant afford adequate healthcare get to infect the wealthy so they can pay to get
well and keep the economy going and politicians donations nice and fat, that is until they contract something that cannot be overcome with modern
hygiene and quarantine practices.
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