Tips to protect yourself from food-borne illness, from Harvard Men's Health Watch

Food-borne infections are getting a lot of attention these days, as they should. Each year, roughly 76 million Americans get sick from something they ate. Fortunately, there are a number of steps you can take to protect yourself, reports the April 2010 issue of Harvard Men's Health Watch, in the second half of a two-part series.

More than 200 different microbes can cause food-borne illness. These are among the most frequent and dangerous perpetrators:

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