Health Department Makes Reporting Food Poisoning Easier

Have you ever spent a few agonizing hours unsure if you’ve caught some kind of stomach flu or if the food you ate at that grill down the road has given you food poisoning? Since food poisoning effects 1 out of every 6 people in the United States every single year, the likelihood that you have encountered (or that you will encounter) food poisoning at least once in your life is relatively high. The CDC estimates that approximately 48 million people get sick every year, 128,000 are hospitalized, and at least 3000 people die—all from food poisoning. But did you know that people who suffer from food poisoning rarely go to the doctor, let alone report their symptoms? Did you know that food poisoning is so underreported that only 1 out of every 29 cases of Salmonella is reported? Reporting food poisoning is vital—but how does one go about doing precisely that? Well, the health department is trying to make that easier for you. And we at MakeFoodSafe could not be more…

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