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How to get food poisoning?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Food Poisoning: Food poisoning can be caused by bacteria (E.coli, Listeria monocytogenes, Shigells, Staphylococcus Aureus, C. botulinum, Clostridium perfingens, V. cholerae, C. jenui.), viruses ((Norovirus, Rotovirus and Hepatitis A)& toxins in food Ciguatera in tropical fish that have eaten toxic plankton, Shellfish fed on toxic algae, Scromboid in poorly refrigerated dark meat fish,Puffer fish. Some mushrooms >
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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such as Amanita phalloides.)
Nov 24, 2014

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Could you get food poisoning from chips?

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Unlikely but possabl: The dry and salty nature of most chips make them an unlikely source of food poisoning as germs are unlikely to survive for extended periods on this surface. However, the chip bowl may be tainted as well as the hands that put them out. The dip is a more likely source due to the moisture content and mix of nutrients germs love.
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Can you get food poisoning from chili?

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Yes: You can get food poisoning from any contaminated food.
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Can you get food poisoning from couscous?

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Yes: Any food can be contaminated by bacteria, toxins or chemicals.
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What to do when you get food poisoning from a food fair?

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Hydration: Stay hydrated, sports drinks like gatorade are the best to use, if any fever, blood in stool or vomit, or if you can't keep fluids down, or if symptoms persist for more than 48 hrs seek medical help.
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Can you get food poisoning from ice?

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Yes: Not all bacteria, fungi or viruses are killed by ice. That is why when traveling abroad to countries with questionable sanitation, you are told not to drink the water or the ice, bottled or boiled water is the safe, potable form of plain water in those countries.

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