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The microorganisms which cause food poisoning
In addition to bacteria, the microorganisms which cause food poisoning include viruses and protozoans.
The symptoms of food poisoning and means of prevention differ by the type of microorganism, but these microorganisms can be categorized per the following by the type of food poisoning caused.
Bacterial food poisoning
- Salmonella enteritidis（※３）
- Vibrio parahaemolyticus
- Enterohemorrhagic E. coli （※３）
- Other diarrhetic E. coli
- Clostridium perfringens
- Yersinia enterocolitica
- Campylobacter jejuni/coli（※３）
- Non-agglutinable (NAG) vibrio, etc.
- Cholera vibrio
- Vibrio vulnificus
- Listeria monocytogenes
- Typhus bacilli, paratyphoid bacilli（※３）
Viral food poisoning
|※1：||Causes illness via bacteria multiplying in food which get eaten together with the food.|
|※2：||Causes illness via bacteria multiplying in large amounts in food and producing toxins which get eaten together with the food.|
|※3：||Bacteria which can cause illness even in small amounts.|