A 31-year-old member asked:
is food poisoning contagious?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Howard Hack answered
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 washing.
Answered on Feb 22, 2019
Dr. Catherine Willner answered
34 years experience Neurology
No: By definition a contagious illness is one where a type of infection you are experiencing or carrying is transmitted to another. Getting food poisoning requires that food was ingested and was the cause of the illness. Not something transmitted from one to another.
Answered on Dec 11, 2015
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