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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Food Poisoning: Food poisoning can be caused by bacteria (E.coli, Listeria monocytogenes, Shigells, Staphylococcus Aureus, C. botulinum, Clostridium perfingens, V. ch ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Treatment: Treatment of Food poisoning may include oral or intravenous replacement of fluids/ electrolytes. Antibiotics may be needed for bacterial infections. H ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Clinically: It is usually a clinical diagnosis based on the presentation. Sometimes we will get stool studies depending on the clinical circumstances.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Food poisoning: Food poisoning can be caused by bacteria, viruses and toxins in food.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Not likely: It's more likely to prevent it, as microwaves can heat up food to a point such that harmful bacteria or their toxins are inactivated/killed. There is ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
19 years experience Urgent Care
Yes: It's not uncommon. It's probably less likely then fresh foods to cause food poisoning, but frozen food can absolutely cause food poisoning. Freezing ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Potentially: Ciguatera in tropical fish that have eaten toxic plankton, Shellfish fed on toxic algae, Scromboid in poorly refrigerated dark meat fish. Inadequately ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Both: It's technically an infection but it's also referred to as a food poisoning. It is sometimes treated with an antibiotic.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Sushi contamination: People can get food poisoning from any fish that isn't fresh, just like they can get it from any food left out too long. Raw fish can also carry paras ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Some kinds: Pasteurization rapidly heats foods (usually milk, dairy) to a hightemperature to kill disease causing bacteria. What happens afterwards? Pasteurized ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
16 years experience Family Medicine
Tetrodotoxin: Tetrodotoxin is found in certain parts of a blowfish and is a exceptionally lethal poison.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Not much: If you do not develop symptoms within 6-8 hours, you are generally safe.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
13.5 per 100000: Incidence of salmonella has gone down in last few years.In 2009, 40000 cases were reported by cdc, that is 13.6 cases per 100000. That is the last st ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Food poisoning is very common, moreso in the developing world. The organisms responsible are passed from person to person because of inadequate hand w ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
SSCE: Salmonella, shigella, campylobacter and e coli are the bacteria most often associated with food poisoning and food borne disease. Listeria and clostri ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
36 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes if spoiled: Any food could cause food poisoning if spoiled or contaminated with microbes. Bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungus can all cause food poisoning.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Bloody diarrhea: Acute bloody diarrhea is the main symptom, but in some cases there is no bleeding. There is often abdominal tenderness and absence of fever. Complic ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Mostly gastro-: Enteritis with or without fever. Sometimes mostly vomiting, sometimes mostly diarrhea. However, some foodborne illnesses that are toxin induced are n ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianna Post
16 years experience Family Medicine
Virus: Flu is caused by influenza virus, not by food. Food poisoning is caused by bad bacteria that grows in the improperly stored or cooked food.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Wrong forum: There is no answer to this question other than not to eat in such places. Perhaps you can contact your public health officials where you live for a li ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Not: Usually but cold cuts do cause risks in immune compromised individuals but overall eat that pizza
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
32 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Food poisoning: Of course if the food got contaminated or came into contact with bacteria during preparation.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Seafood: In genetic susceptible individuals these seafood contain proteins that can cause allergies.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Contaminated food: The most common source is contaminated poultry.

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