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Is swine flu related to food poisoning?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Joel Gallant
Dr. Joel Gallant
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