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What are the complications of food borne illnesses?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Vomit/Diarrhea: Usually food borne illnesses cause vomiting or diarrhea, but it really depends on the infection type. Food borne illnesses can be caused by bacteria, parasites, some viruses, and toxins produced by bacteria and molds. The symptoms will be a little different with each one. Some ca be deadly other just unpleasant.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What foods are most associated with food borne illness?

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Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Food Borne Illness: Meats, sauces, pastries, desserts, and unwashed fruits and vegetables may all be associated with food-bornes illnesses, most commonly "creamy" sauces or pastry fillings.
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What precautions for food-borne illness?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Food borne illnesses: Food either at home or in a restaurant should be hygienically prepared and consumed. Food handlers should not touch food with bare hands, use gloves. All vegetables and meat should be thoroughly washed. Especially in restaurants, if employees use rest rooms, they should be instructed to wash their hands thoroughly. If any of the employees have gastroenteritis, they should not work.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

How common is food borne illness?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Very: Food saftey is a primary concern for governments and agencies. The public's safety is at hand. Many persons die in the US each year due to food borne illnesses. Buy foods from reputable sources, always check the integrity of containers, wash, wash and re-wash raw fruits and vegetables and use excellent preparation techniques. Be careful with storage of food, preparation of foods and eggs.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of food borne illnesses?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Bacteria/toxins: Most are due to eating a toxin produced by a bacteria e.g. Staph (causes fever, lots of vomiting, diarrhea), or ingesting a dose of bacteria itself, e.g. Salmonella, campylobacter. Foods contaminated by fecal or disease causing bacteria (even organic), undercooked to kill bacteria present, served by handlers with poor hygiene (eew) transmit disease. Bad water, hygiene spreads parasite, viral infect.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Can you please tell me food borne illness and where can i?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: Please consult the site given below as this is a general question without one specific answer. http://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/diseases/.

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