Food- and water-borne diseases

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  • E. coli are common germs (bacteria) normally found in the gut of warm-blooded animals and people. Some types of E. coli can cause vomiting or diarrhoea. Read more
  • Giardia is a food- and water-borne disease that is caused by a parasite found in the gut of infected humans and animals (eg, cattle, sheep, cats, dogs, rats and possums). Giardia is one of the most common diseases worldwide that is carried by water. Read more
  • Listeria is a foodborne bacterium that can make you sick. Infection with listeria bacteria is called listeriosis. In healthy adults and children listeria usually causes few or no symptoms, but some people are more at risk of severe disease. Read more
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