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Does pasteurization prevent food poisoning?

Does pasteurization prevent food poisoning?

Yes and no. : Pasteurization will kill off many pathogens but they will come back if the food is not stored properly after pasteurization. ...Read more

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Dr. David Cohen
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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more


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Can alcohol protect against food borne illness?

Can alcohol protect against food borne illness?

Food borne illness: No, not unless the food was soaking in the alcohol before consumption. ...Read more

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Can taking probiotics daily prevent you from getting stomach virus and food poisoning?

Can taking probiotics daily prevent you from getting stomach virus and food poisoning?

Probiotics: Unfortunately probiotics won't help food poisoning. The toxin is already in what your about to eat...bacteria may already be dead. This is not to say that a healthy lactobacillis flora in the gut doesn't do a lot to help prevent injurious events (bacterial and viral alike). ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent food poisoning after eating contaminated food?

Is there a way to prevent food poisoning after eating contaminated food?

Not possible: The definition of food poisoning can be difficult since there are many possible causes for GI illness related to contaminated foods, some of which are related to preformed toxins from bacteria, some to the bacteria themselves, some to toxic materials in the food products. If you develop symptoms be sure and remember what you ate and when and where. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can taking shots prevent food poisoning?

Can taking shots prevent food poisoning?

No: food poisoning” has many causes. It ranges from preformed toxins that can make an individual sick in a matter of minutes, to harmful bacteria. The only vaccine available foot foodborne pathogens is for salmonella typhi (typhoid fever), and is only indicated for travelers. Sometimes they are advised to take antibiotic prophylaxis for travelers diarrhea (not a shot but a pill). ...Read more

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How to avoid contracting food poisioning from Restaurants and Takeaways ?

How to avoid contracting food poisioning from Restaurants and Takeaways ?

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 list of questionable places in your community. ...Read more

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Can cooking food longer and at a higher temperature prevent gastroenteritis?

Can cooking food longer and at a higher temperature prevent gastroenteritis?

Not the common types: These are mostly spread by dirty hands. Overcooking and boiling drinking water can prevent some foodborne infections such as e coli or listeria, though. ...Read more

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Can better hygiene prevent rotavirus infection?

Can better hygiene prevent rotavirus infection?

Yes.: Good handwashing is key! rotavirus causes bad diarrhea and in newborns, elderly and people with weak immune systems, can cause severe dehydration... And sometimes death. Another way to prevent rotavirus is to have your infant vaccinated. The vaccine is safe and effective. Cheers! ...Read more

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Is swine flu related to food poisoning?

Is swine flu related to food poisoning?

No: Diferent symptoms, different set of germs, different mechanism of disease, different means of infection. Swine flu has fever, cough, profound fatigue, transmitted by droplet/respiratory, i.e. Cough, or exposure to virus on surfaces like doorknobs. Food poisoning/gastroenteritis can be viral, bacterial. Usually requires ingestion, but surface exposure can do it too. Wash hands, use purell type. ...Read more

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Can Lasa virus be killed through contaminated cooking food?

Can Lasa virus be killed through contaminated cooking food?

Lassa fever dangers: This disease is dangerous -and is transmitted by 'dust' or aerosols. Mice/rats contaminate food supplies and then you have the issue of what to do with the food that's contaminated. The best thing, I believe, would be to throw it all out, since you don't want to create dust or aerosols while cooking. It's infectious after all. Technically boiling temps kill the virus, but is it worth the risk? ...Read more

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If you vomit intentionally after eating undercooked fish can that prevent food poisoning?

If you vomit intentionally after eating undercooked fish can that prevent food poisoning?

Anisakiasis: Anisakiasis is the principal "worm" infestation of the stomach, caused by ingesting anisakis larvae in raw or undercooked fish. Within a few hours, there is severe upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting (relieved after endoscopic removal of worm). As you know, raw fish (sushi, sashimi) are increasingly popular--choose carefully your source of fish (farm raised, not wild caught) & food preparer. ...Read more

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What bacteria cause food poisoning and food-borne disease?

SSCE: Salmonella, shigella, campylobacter and e coli are the bacteria most often associated with food poisoning and food borne disease. Listeria and clostridium can also cause food borne illnesses as well ...Read more

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Can improving hygiene prevent gastroenteritis?

Absolutely YES: It is transmitted from hand to mouth so good hand washing is a must for prevention and spred of the common stomach flu. ...Read more

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What foods are safest to eat that prevent food poisoning?

What foods are safest to eat that prevent food poisoning?

Washing and cooking: Thoroughly wash raw foods, such as fresh vegetables and fruits; cook foods especially meats to internal temperature of 160 degree. See this site for more info on this subject. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/food-poisoning. ...Read more

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How does food get contaminated by gastroenteritis viruses?

How does food get contaminated by gastroenteritis viruses?

Poor sanitation: Many gastrointestinal viruses are transmitted via the fecal-oral route, so poor sanitation and/or poor food handling techniques can lead to contamination of foods (such as a cook having viruses on his hands after leaving the restroom). Also, the viruses are transmitted on door handles, furniture, keyboards, elevator buttons, phones, stair railings; and by shaking hands, changing diapers, etc... ...Read more

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Food to prevent dysmenourrea

Food to prevent dysmenourrea

Possibly: Poor diet in general has a lot to do with pms etc. Get rid of all the sugar stuff, including sweeteners.It may need supplements. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

A condition in which a person has vomiting and diarrhea due to an infection with "stomach flu" viruses. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter Pedialyte or other ...Read more