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Campylobacter are a group of bacteria that infect both humans and animals and are passed via fecal material. (Illustration by Nancy Minnigerode)
Norovirus are a group of highly contagious, related viruses that make up the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis in the U.S.
(Illustration by Nancy Minnigerode )
Cryptosporidium is a microscopic parasite that can live in the intestine of humans and animals. (Illustration by Nancy Minnigerode )
Salmonella are a group of bacteria that cause an estimated 1.4 million illnesses and more than 400 deaths annually in the U.S.
(Illustration by Nancy Minnigerode)
Shigella are a group of bacteria that cause approximately 14,000 cases of shigellosis, in the U.S. annually, though many more likely go unreported, as symptoms often resolve after a few days.
(Illustration by Nancy Minnigerode)
Giardia is a microscopic parasite that lives in the intestine of humans and animals, and spreads via fecal material. (Illustration by Nancy Minnigerode)

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