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Are food poisoning and stomach flu the same thing?
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not really
Stomach flu is related to viruses that can be transmitted by eating contaminated food or water or personal contact with other people who are ill.
Foodborne illness ( food poisoning is another term for this) occurs as a direct result of ingesting contaminated food or fluids. Toxins are produced by the parasites, viruses or bacteria, .

In brief: Not really
Stomach flu is related to viruses that can be transmitted by eating contaminated food or water or personal contact with other people who are ill.
Foodborne illness ( food poisoning is another term for this) occurs as a direct result of ingesting contaminated food or fluids. Toxins are produced by the parasites, viruses or bacteria, .
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Howard Hack
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Food poisoning refers to contamination of food leading typically to diarrhea and abdominal pain.
Stomach flu refers to mild viral illness with a predominance of similar symptoms of abdominal cramping and diarrhea. These may not be easily distinguished clinically.

In brief: No
Food poisoning refers to contamination of food leading typically to diarrhea and abdominal pain.
Stomach flu refers to mild viral illness with a predominance of similar symptoms of abdominal cramping and diarrhea. These may not be easily distinguished clinically.
Dr. Howard Hack
Dr. Howard Hack
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