Preventing Foodborne Illness

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 48 million Americans are affected by a foodborne disease each year. That’s one in every six Americans. More than 100,000 will have to visit the hospital each year and 3,000 Americans lose their lives due to foodborne diseases.

Hoosiers are no strangers to outbreaks of foodborne illness. But scientists including some right here in Indiana are working on new resources for consumers to protect themselves and their families.

This week on Noon Edition we’ll talk about the prevention of foodborne illnesses and what you can do to protect yourself.


Patricia Wakenell, Professor of Avian Diagnostics at Purdue University

Tracy Hawkins, Rapid Response Team Epidemiologist for the Indiana State Department of Health

George Hegeman, Professor Emeritus of Biology at Indiana University

Read more at: Preventing Foodborne Illness on Indiana Public Media

Writer(s): Patric McGerr |

Category: In the News

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