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How many people does food poisoning hospitalize and kill in the US?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

In the United States, food poisoning leads to the hospitalization of 300,000 and kills 5,000 annually. In most cases, the victim suffers only mild discomfort, but sometimes an infection can become life-threatening. The biggest challenge is identifying which bacteria is the culprit; knowing exactly how and when you contracted food poisoning can make all the difference in recovery and could even save your life.


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