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Foodborne Diseases MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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Foodborne Diseases
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Unique ID
RDF Unique Identifier
coordinate with specific food item / pois; note several specific precoordinated food poisoning terms are also available
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Food Poisoning
Food-borne Disease
Food-borne Diseases
Food-borne Illness
Food-borne Illnesses
Foodborne Disease
Foodborne Illness
Foodborne Illnesses
Poisoning, Food
See Also
Dietary Exposure
Food Hypersensitivity
Public MeSH Note
2010; see FOOD POISONING 1963-2009
History Note
2010 (1963)
Date Established
Date of Entry
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Foodborne Diseases Preferred
Food Poisoning Narrower
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