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Can chronic salmonella typhoid cause migratory joint pain? I never had acute illness. Joint and muscle pain comes and goes and is migratory.

Can chronic salmonella typhoid cause migratory joint pain? I never had acute illness. Joint and muscle pain comes and goes and is migratory.

Migratory joint pain: Studies show that a migratory polyarthritis has a panoply of causes. A careful history and physical exam are indicated promptly. Typhoid fever could cause a reactive arthritis but several questions need to be asked over a series of visits and lab tests to determine your diagnosis. Several etiologies including vascular, infectious,inflammatory, autoimmune, metabolic, idiopathic, neoplastic, etc. ...Read more

Dr. John Leander Po
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Foodborne Illness (Definition)

Foodborne illness is a condition in which a person got sick after eating or drinking contaminated food or drink. There are many types of foodborne illness, such as hepatitis A from shellfish, E. coli from undercooked burger patties, Listeria from dairy products, salmonella from eggs, botulism from ...Read more


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The biggest cause of foodborne illness is what bug?

The biggest cause of foodborne illness is what bug?

Foodborne illnesses: Each locale has its own "biggest cause of foodborne illness." outbreaks may involve bacteria (salmonella, shigella, c.Perfringens, c.Botulinum, b.Cereus, v.Parahaemolyticus, campylobacter, staph aureus), virus (norwalk, hepatitis a), chemical (ciguatoxin, scobrotoxin, mushrooms, heavy metals), water contamination (giardia, s.Typhi), others. Watch out for "traveller's diarrhea" (especially etec). ...Read more

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Can you die from foodborne illness?

Usually not: Most foodborne illness causes intestinal uproar with acute diarrhea and sometimes practically living in the bathroom until the offending agents pass. A few can cause systemic illness such as salmonella and e coli most of which are treatable but a few if neglected can lead to kidney failure or other serious problems. Hepatitis is also transmissible with food and is serious. ...Read more

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What is the biggest cause of foodborne illness is ?

Staph- e. coli: According to the government, the most common cause of food poisoning are from staph infections and from E. Coli infections. More than 250 different diseases can cause food poisoning. Some of the most common diseases are infections caused by bacteria, such as Campylobacter, Salmonella, Shigella, E. coli O157:H7, Viruses such as Norwalk also can cause diarrhea. ...Read more

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What's biggest cause of foodborne illness in the u.S.?

Several: In the summer, the major cause is food spoilage such as when a mayonnaise based potatoe salad gets warmed in the sun and then is eaten. The other major cause is contamination from improper processing or from improper hand washing and hygiene from food handlers. These can lead to salmonella poisoning, hepatitis or e coli infestation. ...Read more

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What bacteria may have been asssociated with latest foodborne illness?

What bacteria may have been asssociated with latest foodborne illness?

Food borne illness: Some of the bacteria causing food borne illnesses are bacillus cereus, staph, salmonella, vibrio cholera, clostridium perfingenes, recent one e.Coli etc. ...Read more

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Is the avian bird flu a foodborne illness via chickens?

Not really: Bird flu is transmitted after contact with infected surfaces - so, if one has contact with infected surfaces then bird flu can be contracted. Having said that - bird flu is exceedingly rare (and hasn't been documented in the western hemisphere at all) and thus you are much more likely to get salmonella or campylobacter (usually causing food poisoning/diarrhea) from uncooked chicken more than flu. ...Read more

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What can I do at home to help protect us from foodborne illness?

Some simple things-: 1. Wash your hands thoroughly before meal prep and after touching your face or using the toilet. 2.Eliminate cross-contamination of meat juices ( eg cutting boards, mixing raw/cooked items, storing raw items over cooked ones) 3. Cooking and storing food at their appropriate temperatures. 4. When in doubt, don't eat the food item in question. ...Read more

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What symptoms make you think of foodborne illness?

What symptoms make you think of foodborne illness?

GI signs: Usually it is an illness with diarrhea, vomitting but also includes things like hepatitis as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Salmonella (Definition)

Is a bacterium which is a cause of gastrointestinal infection presenting with fever and diarrhea for 4-7 days and is transmitted as a zoonosis, that is, directly or indirectly from an animal host such as chickens or their eggs. Only salmonella typhi is ...Read more