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Foodborne Disease and Gastroenteritis Outbreaks

If you think you got sick from eating a certain food, contact your local public health authority.

It is estimated that 48 million people get sick and 128,000 are hospitalized from foodborne disease in the U.S. each year. Common symptoms of foodborne illness are diarrhea or vomiting (gastroenteritis). Noroviruses are the most common cause. Public Health Division staff investigate foodborne gastroenteritis outbreaks and work with local health departments to notify people when outbreaks occur.

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Turkey Preparation Tips for the Holidays

Turkey and its juice can be contaminated with germs that can make you and your family sick. Whether you’re cooking a whole bird or a part of it, such as the breast, you should take special care to prevent food poisoning. Follow these 6 steps to safely store, thaw, handle, cook, and reheat your turkey.

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