Food-borne illness can lead to life-long health ills

11/13/2009 | Reuters

Food-borne illnesses, especially for children, can cause long-term health problems, according to a report from the Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention in Pennsylvania. Researchers said the effects can reach well beyond any immediate gastrointestinal illness and leave patients with kidney failure, paralysis, seizures, hearing or visual impairments and mental retardation.

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