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What causes food to give you food poisoning?

What causes food to give you food poisoning?

Food poisoning: can be caused by bacteria (E.coli, Listeria monocytogenes, Shigella, Staphylococcus Aureus, C. botulinum, Clostridium perfingens, V. cholerae, C. jenui.), viruses ((Norovirus, Rotovirus and Hepatitis A)& toxins in food Ciguatera in tropical fish that have eaten toxic plankton, Shellfish fed on toxic algae, Scromboid in poorly refrigerated dark meat fish,Puffer fish. Some mushrooms such as Amanita ...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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Symptoms of food poisioning?

Symptoms of food poisioning?

Depends: But usually, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea; sometimes fever, headaches, and other symptoms. Depending on what type. ...Read more

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How fast should food poisoning symptoms occur?

How fast should food poisoning symptoms occur?

Hours: Range of 4 to 6 up to 12; however that is the inconvenient montezuma's revenge. Frankly, my concern is the tainting anywhere along the process. The big outbreaks make the evening news. Thank god for the cdc. Remember people do die from these outbreaks. ...Read more

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Food poisoning or stomach flu, how to tell?

Food poisoning or stomach flu, how to tell?

Usually in...: Retrospect. Food poisoning will affect multiple people, but only those who ate the same food. Gastroenteritis will hit multiple people, going from one to the other. Food poisoning is usually not passed from person-to-person. ...Read more

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How are food poisoning symptoms and flu symptoms different?

How are food poisoning symptoms and flu symptoms different?

GI vs respiratory: Flu symptoms are usually due to damage to the upper airways and lungs, like, runny nose, fever, aches, cough, difficulty breathing. Food poisoning usually causes stomach ache, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. See this for flu symptoms. Food poisoning is much more variable. http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/flu-guide/flu-symptoms-types. ...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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How quickly do food poisoning symptoms occur?

How quickly do food poisoning symptoms occur?

Varies with cause: Preformed staphylococcal toxin may manifest itself with diarrhea in a couple of hours or less; bacterial and viral infections may take a day or two or longer to cause symptoms. Reaction to chemical contaminants will vary with the chemical from minutes to days or weeks. ...Read more

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Food poisoning or appendicitis, how to tell?

Food poisoning or appendicitis, how to tell?

Diarrhea: FP will have violent emesis and diarrhea, and will last a short period, perhaps 6-10 hrs. Appendicitis does not include diarrhea, the mild nausea and occasional vomiting can be seen. Usually early pain around umbilicus, which then moves to Right lower quadrant. An easy difference to spot. Good luck. ...Read more

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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 you passout from food poisoning?

Can you passout from food poisoning?

Possible but...: If one had food poisoning which resulting in severe, intractable diarrhea, one could be very dehydrated and orthostatic (becoming hypotensive when standing), one might end up having a syncopal episode (passing out). Also if you had severe nausea/vomiting episodes and became vasovagal, it could potentially lead to passing out. However, these would be extremely rare and unusual occurrences. ...Read more

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What home foods could cause food poisoning?

Any: Any food if infected can cause food poisoning. If by home food you mean foods that you prepare and store or can yourself there's even greater possibility of this if you aren't using a preservative. Meats and dairy products are more often the culprit but starches, fruits and veges can also harbor pathogenic bacteria. ...Read more

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Can you get food poisoning from chili?

Can you get food poisoning from chili?

Yes: Food poisoning can come from any food item. All it takes is enough bacteria to accumulate in the food so that when we eat it our bodies become ill. Generally our bodies will recover in a short period - days to weeks. (but, those can be some pretty miserable days!) use care when storing food or eating/reheating leftovers. ...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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How long after eating possibly contaminated food would one suffer the symptoms of food poisoning?

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How long after eating possibly contaminated food would one suffer the symptoms of food poisoning?

2-6 hours for staph: Food poisoning is caused by eating contaminated food. Infectious organisms, including various bacteria, viruses and parasites, or their toxins are the causes of food poisoning. When you develop symptoms depends on the exact cause of the food poisoning. One of the common causes of food poisoning is due to toxins produced by bacteria staph aureus especially if food is kept at room temperature. ...Read more

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Can food poisoning cause colitis?

Can food poisoning cause colitis?

Yes: Colitis is an inflammation of the colon which can be caused by infection. Food poisoning with bacteria or viruses is an infection which can lead to colitis. ...Read more

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What to do about food poisoning or stomach virus?

What to do about food poisoning or stomach virus?

Gastroenteristis>: Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Treatment of Food poisoning may include oral or intravenous replacement of fluids/ electrolytes. Antibiotics may be needed for > ...Read more

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When do food poisoning symptoms start to show?

It depends: on whether food poisoning is related to a preformed toxin in the food, where you could have symptoms manifest in an hour or so, or if you exposed to a particular bacteria, it may be many hours or a day! ...Read more

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How to get food poisoning?

Food Poisoning: Food poisoning can be caused by bacteria (E.coli, Listeria monocytogenes, Shigells, Staphylococcus Aureus, C. botulinum, Clostridium perfingens, V. cholerae, C. jenui.), viruses ((Norovirus, Rotovirus and Hepatitis A)& toxins in food Ciguatera in tropical fish that have eaten toxic plankton, Shellfish fed on toxic algae, Scromboid in poorly refrigerated dark meat fish,Puffer fish. Some mushrooms > ...Read more

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Food Poisoning (Definition)

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