List the communicable diseases that are most likely transmitted to a food when an ill food handler does not properly wash his/her hands.
Illnesses that Require Reporting
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes a list of infectious and communicable diseases transmitted through food each year. The list is divided into two parts: pathogens often transmitted and pathogens occasionally transmitted by infected persons who handle food. It is important to note that CDC has no evidence that HIV is transmissible through food. Therefore, a food employee who has tested positive for HIV is not of concern unless he or she is suffering from a disease caused by on of the pathogens in the list below.
Pathogens often transmitted to food by infected persons and their common symptoms
Pathogens occasionally transmitted by food contaminated by infected persons and their common symptoms
KEY: D = diarrhea; V = vomiting; S = sore throat with fever; F = fever; J = jaundice