Patient Stories Show Seriousness of Foodborne Illness

Image of a mother and son who got an infection from contaminated chicken

AJ (right) got a serious Salmonella infection from eating contaminated chicken. His mother, Jennifer, advocates for food safety.
Photo: Lauren Bishop, CDC

CDC’s Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases has produced a new video series, “Was It Something I Ate?,” which presents stories of people who developed serious enteric (intestinal) infections from food or animal contact.

The stories are from families with children who developed Salmonella infection from eating contaminated chicken or contact with backyard poultry, and from a CDC veterinarian who investigated an outbreak linked to working with farm animals.

We hope these stories will highlight the importance of preventing infections from food or animal contact through efforts by industry, government, and the public.

We encourage you to join the conversation on social media by sharing messages from @CDCgov and @CDC_NCEZID and by sharing the videos on your channels.