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What Makes You Sick?

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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)
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    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)
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    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)
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    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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