Parasite Infection
Parasite Infection

What Foods Carry a Risk of Parasite Infection?

Published On: June 18, 2024Categories: Health & Fitness

by Erin Coleman RD

Foodborne parasitic infections are common, affecting at least 12 million people in the United States and more than 2 billion people worldwide. However, such infections often go undiagnosed due to poor awareness of these common microorganisms.

Foodborne parasitic infections often stem from protozoa or intestinal worms getting inside the digestive tract via contaminated water, food, or exposure to feces. It’s vital to practice good hygiene, adopt food safety strategies, and know which foods to avoid with parasites.

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