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.
No. Swine flu is a respiratory virus...A type of influenza. Food poisoning is typically caused by bacteria or bacterial toxins in food. It results in nausea and diarrhea, but not respiratory symptoms.

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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...

What's the difference between flu and food poisoning?

Much. ''flu'' is a meaningless term; tummy flu; respiratory flu. Stop 2 completely different organ systems. If i get thee, one and the same. Tainted food eaten. About 4 to 12 hours coming coming-u r infectious so wash your hands; intestinal spasms, vomiting, diarrhea for 36 hrs-remenber our cleanliness pledge. If greater, this is for md. Read more...

Do I have food poisoning or am I just sick like with flu?

Symptoms? The flu usually causes fever - food poisoning doesn't. Flu causes muscle aches and headache. Food poisoning doesn't but causes nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea. The flu is contagious in the air - other friends/family sick? Food poisoning is clustered around a meal - other people who ate what you ate sick? Food poisoning usually passes in 24-48 hours. Flu may last a week. Read more...

What are the flu and food poisoning?

Virus and multiple. Causes. Flu is caused by the influenza virus. Food poisoning may be due to bacterial, viral and parasitic infections, preformed toxins, e.g., staphylococcal toxin, botulism; chemical contaminants and food intolerance. Read more...

How can you tell between the flu or food poisoning?

Difficult . If you have an obvious risky food exposure with other sick contacts then food posioning would be more likely. Otherwise very difficult to differentiate the two, though the flu may have more systemic sx such as muscle aches and pains. Read more...