A Food Borne Illness

A food borne illness, also known as food poisoning, is a disease transmitted from food, to people. If two or more people have the same symptoms, after eating the same food, it is considered a food borne-illness outbreak. It must be reported, investigated, and confirmed to be considered an outbreak. Millions of people contract a food-borne illness each year, but many go unreported.Young children under the age of 5 are at a greater risk for a food-borne illness. Their immune systems are still developing and they cannot fight off an infection. Food poisoning is often accompanied with diarrhea, which can cause dehydration. Other symptoms include nausea, vomiting, and stomach cramps.