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Is food poisoning contagious?

4 doctors weighed in
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

By definition a contagious illness is one where a type of infection you are experiencing or carrying is transmitted to another. Getting food poisoning requires that food was ingested and was the cause of the illness.
Not something transmitted from one to another.

In brief: No

By definition a contagious illness is one where a type of infection you are experiencing or carrying is transmitted to another. Getting food poisoning requires that food was ingested and was the cause of the illness.
Not something transmitted from one to another.
Dr. Catherine Willner
Dr. Catherine Willner
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Dr. Howard Hack
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Food poisoning is very common, moreso in the developing world.
The organisms responsible are passed from person to person because of inadequate hand washing.

In brief: Yes

Food poisoning is very common, moreso in the developing world.
The organisms responsible are passed from person to person because of inadequate hand washing.
Dr. Howard Hack
Dr. Howard Hack
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