Disease Fact Sheets
Foodborne diseases usually cause gastrointestinal illness, meaning they affect your stomach or bowel. Typical signs and symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Foodborne diseases are caused by various “bad bugs”, otherwise referred to as pathogens. Included among the types of different pathogens are bacteria, viruses and parasites. Below is a list of foodborne diseases, divided by pathogen type:
Foodborne Disease Data
The VDH Office of Epidemiology’s Division of Surveillance and Investigation compiles monthly morbidity and annual reports for all reportable conditions, including those that are foodborne, in Virginia. Visit the Virginia Reportable Disease Surveillance Data website to view these reports.
Foodborne Disease Outbreaks
National Foodborne Disease Outbreak Information
For national foodborne outbreak data, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Outbreak Reporting System (NORS) Dashboard. Visit the CDC Foodborne Outbreaks website for more information on national outbreak investigations.