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Doctor insights on: Food Poisoning Outbreaks In Malaysia

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What contributes to foodborne illness outbreaks in restaurants?

What contributes to foodborne illness outbreaks in restaurants?

Poor hand hygiene: The biggest offender is poor hand hygiene. Other major ones: 2. Violating regulations in the safe handling and storage of food 3. Food handlers allowed to work while having a contagious illness 4. Breakdown in following regulations in the production and distribution of food products. ...Read more

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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


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Is outbreak of autism in somali refugees linked to their eating gm relief foods?

Is outbreak of autism in somali refugees linked to their eating gm relief foods?

Hard to say: There are increasing data that point to gene alterations in those with autism that can originate in the egg or sperm prior to fertilization.What would cause that to happen and what the timing would be is an unstudied area. Over the next decade or two we may find a definite source, but for now we remain lost. The shift from early childhood to prenatal or pre-conception exposures is most confusing. ...Read more

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How does mexico rank compared to india for the outbreak of foodborne illnesses?

Both high up there: They are both very high on the list. If you can't peel it, boil it or cook it--forget it. Drink only bottled water, soft drinks, beer and wine. ...Read more

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Do the bacteria in my stomach stop food borne illness?

Do the bacteria in my stomach stop food borne illness?

Acid Actions: While there are bacteria that reside in our stomach, it is actually the acid environment and thick mucous layer that protect us from bacterial invasion in bad foods. Unfortunately, most food borne illness are from pre-formed toxins made by the bacteria in the food before we've eaten it. The toxins are often less likely to be affected by the acid and as a result we get ill following consumption. ...Read more

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How come a cholera vaccine only contain cholera poison and not the cholera bacteria?

How come a cholera vaccine only contain cholera poison and not the cholera bacteria?

Vaxchora: “Vaxchora is a live, attenuated vaccine. The V. choleraevaccine strain in Vaxchora produces an incomplete, nontoxic version of the cholera toxin. Vaxchora replicates in the gastrointestinal tract.” REF: https://www.paxvaxconnect.com/vaxchora?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=vaxchora&utm_campaign=HCP%20Brand ...Read more

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Anyone know how to prevent foodborne illness like traveller's diarrhea in se asia?

Dr. Ziad Akl Dr. Akl
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Anyone know how to prevent foodborne illness like traveller's diarrhea in se asia?

Universal....: ...Precautions include bottled water, no ice unless made with safe water, thorough cooking of food and eat it while still hot, no salads, no street vendors, peel fruits yourself, no unpasteurized dairy products. Antibiotics are not recommended for prevention. Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) taken 3 times a day can prevent to a certain extent. ...Read more

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Can suffering a recent bout of food poisoning acquired in a new environment i.E. The west african continent; carry lifelong effects? Abdomen bloated.

Can suffering a recent bout of food poisoning acquired in a new environment i.E. The west african continent; carry lifelong effects? Abdomen bloated.

No it should not.: Follow up with ur dr for any lingering symptom. Take care! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/food-recipes/food-poisoning. ...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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How are outbreaks of food borne disease detected?

How are outbreaks of food borne disease detected?

Health Department: Usually suspected outbreaks of foodborne illness are reported to the local health department who can then carry out an investigation. Sometimes health care providers make the report, sometimes the general public does. ...Read more

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What foods confer lower rates of food poisoning?

Food Poisoning: Fresh fruits and vegetables that have been washed thoroughly. ...Read more

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How does food poisoning work? How long after eating contaminated food would one suffer from the symptoms of food poisoning? What are the symptoms of food poisoning?

How does food poisoning work? How long after eating contaminated food would one suffer from the symptoms of food poisoning? What are the symptoms of food poisoning?

Food : Food poisoning is a common condition that results in more than 75 million episodes occur annually in the United States. Close to one in five episodes of diarrhea is likely to be due to a food-borne disease. This means that the average person in the United States will have a food-borne illness once every three to four years. Fortunately, most people recover from an episode of food-borne illness without any long-term complications. The symptoms of food poisoning include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain (often aching or colicky in nature), diarrhea (which may be watery or bloody), fevers and very rarely blurry vision or tingling in arms. Food poisoning can be caused by a wide variety of bacteria, viruses and toxins. Some of the most common causes include e.Coli, salmonella, hepatitis a, norovirus and listeria. Since each of these bacteria or viruses have different pathogenic mechanisms, the onset of symptoms after ingestion can widely vary. In some instances, symptoms can start within minutes of ingestion (e.g. If the food ingested contains pre-formed toxins that have been produced by bacteria) and in others, symptoms may take days to develop as bacteria first have to grow within the gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more

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Are restaurants cause of more food poisoning or homes?

Are restaurants cause of more food poisoning or homes?

Homes: The number of homes versus restaurants and the lack of knowledge of how to correctly prepare and store food would greatly outweight the number of food poisoning in homes. ...Read more

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What food products were previously recalled due to a listeriosis outbreak?

What food products were previously recalled due to a listeriosis outbreak?

Many: Listeria is often found on raw vegetables, unpasturized milk and cheeses, fresh, frozen, and processed chicken and beef at supermarkets and delicatessens. Widespread outbreaks have been caused by contaminated coldslaw, milk, soft cheeses, butter, pate, pork, trout, hot dogs and deli turkey, turky dogs and alfalfa tablets. 11% of all refridgerator food items are contaminated with listeria. ...Read more

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How salty is food in india in general?

How salty is food in india in general?

Varies tremendously : India was not one country until after wwii. It was a series of principalities and kingdoms- each with their own language and customs - including, of course, their own foods based on what was available etc. So the food varies throughout. Your question would be the same as if i asked "how salty is european food?" which varies from bland to very depending on country and dish... ...Read more

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In 2011, a nuclear plant in japan leaked. How likely are comestic products manufactured japan in 2011 to be found with radioactive contamination?

In 2011, a nuclear plant in japan leaked. How likely are comestic products manufactured japan  in 2011 to be found with radioactive contamination?

Radiation: Very much unlikely. There are both japanese and international agencies that would be monitoring this. I would believe you are fine to use your products of choice. ...Read more

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Can eating strawberries contribute to outbreaks of rashes or food poisoning?

Can eating strawberries contribute to outbreaks of rashes or food poisoning?

Yes: A strawberry allergy may take on the symptoms of any food allergy. These include swelling, especially in the face, legs and arms, itchiness, shortness of breath and wheezing, congestion, mouth rash, coughing, throat tightness, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea and fainting. A common allergic reaction to strawberries is hives. These are itchy bumps on the skin that can be painful and irritating. ...Read more

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What are the chances I have caught gastroenteritis from street food in chennai?

What are the chances I have caught gastroenteritis from street food in chennai?

Possible: It's possible to get a food borne illness pretty much anywhere in the world. As to the specific question, that would require a representative sampling of the street food of chennai to calculate odds properly. ...Read more

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Nutrition (Definition)

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Food Poisoning (Definition)

A condition that occurs when a person swallows food or water that contains ...Read more