Foodborne Illness: Especially Dangerous for the VulnerableU.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) sent this bulletin at 06/04/2013 02:15 PM EDT
06/04/2013 1:00 PM EDT
If you're part of what is called an "at-risk" or "vulnerable" population, a foodborne illness can be extremely dangerous. Symptoms—such as vomiting, diarrhea and fever—can intensify and the illness can become life-threatening. Those most at risk are the very young (under 1 year); older adults; the immune-compromised (those whose immune systems are less able to fight off harmful bacteria); and women who are pregnant.