Published in Disease Risk Factor Week, August 1st, 2004
"The most common source of food poisoning is a bacteria found in chicken called Campylobacter," said Jackie Boucher, a registered dietician at HealthPartners. There are at least 4,000 reported food poisoning cases a year in Minnesota and nearly a 1,000 are cases of Campylobacter.
Fourteen percent of patients were hospitalized in 2002. "Symptoms are usually mild and resemble flu," said Boucher. "But one out of 1,000 cases spiral into arthritis or Guillain-Barre syndrome which can lead to paralysis," she added.
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