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Foodborne Diseases

"Foodborne Diseases" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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Acute illnesses, usually affecting the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT, brought on by consuming contaminated food or beverages. Most of these diseases are infectious, caused by a variety of bacteria, viruses, or parasites that can be foodborne. Sometimes the diseases are caused by harmful toxins from the microbes or other chemicals present in the food. Especially in the latter case, the condition is often called food poisoning.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Foodborne Diseases" by people in UAMS Profiles by year, and whether "Foodborne Diseases" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 12 publications over 9 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2008 and 2014 and 2016
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