What are the complications of a food-borne illness?
More often than not it is a case of gastroenteritis but sometimes certain serious or even fatal complications can develop:
- kidney failure
- nervous disorders
Those at risk are at greater risk of developing food-borne illness-related complications, such as dehydration.
A food-borne illness caused by a resistant bacterium
The abusive use of antibiotics by humans and the antibiotic treatment of many animals for consumption favour the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria enter the food chain through animals (e.g.: Salmonella via chickens).