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"How to protect yourself against foodborne illness"

U.S News & World Report interviewed Dr. Dana Ellis Hunnes, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health assistant professor of community health sciences, about how to protect against foodborne illnesses

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Tuesday, August 2, 2022
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One in six Americans – around 48 million people – will get sick from food poisoning this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

For some people, this manifests as a mild stomach ache that will keep you out of action for a day or two. However, certain strains or infections can turn deadly.

The reassuring thing about food poisoning, however, is that by and large, it’s preventable. By following a few key food safety rules when buying, storing and eating food, you can keep your family and yourself safe and disease-free.

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