The World Health Organization (WHO) claims that food poisoning kills 420,000 people annually around the world, with a third of those children under the age of five.
Each region of the world has its own particular villain.
In the US and surrounding nations, 95% of food poisoning cases came via the Norovirus, the Campylobacter and E. coli genus of bacteria, and non-typhoidal Salmonella.
In Southeast Asia, Salmonella typhi, or typhoid fever, is much more prevalent.
In South and Central America, the pork tapeworm, Taenia solium, and the parasitic protozoan Toxoplasma gondii, are the main culprits.
In Africa 70% of food poisoning comes via diarrhoeal diseases.
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