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how does food poisoning spread?

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Dr. Peter Curreri
24 years experience Pulmonology
By what you eat: Food poisoning doesn't spread from person to person. Rather, bacteria or virus is eaten which causes a reaction in your body. Everyone who eats the same food has similar reaction i.e. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea , abdominal pain, etc.
Answered on Nov 13, 2020
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Dr. Howard Greller
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Hygiene and handling: Any improperly handled or prepared food can put you at risk of food poisoning. Food poisoning can be from bacterial contamination, a viral illness or from a toxin produced by a bacteria that is now in the food. Washing your hands, food and observing good hygiene in the kitchen can help reduce your risk.
Answered on Feb 17, 2020
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