Food poisoning

Foodborne illness (sometimes called "foodborne disease," "foodborne infection," or "food poisoning”) is a common, costly—yet preventable—public health problem. Each year, 1 in 6 Americans gets sick by consuming contaminated foods or beverages. Many different disease-causing microbes, or ...1

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Symptoms of Food poisoning

Many people know the symptoms of food poisoning: vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, or chills. The sickness may be mild or severe. It may last from a few hours to several days. The symptoms and length of illness depend on ...2

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Complications of Food poisoning

Fortunately, most cases of food poisoning aren’t life threatening. You usually recover after a few days of misery. But children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are at more serious risk. ...Source: NIH News in Health (NIH) ...3

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Causes of Food poisoning

In warm-weather months, who doesn’t love to get outside for picnics, backyard gatherings, and of course delicious foods? But high temperatures raise your chance of getting sick from things you eat. Learn how to handle food properly to ...4

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Causes List for Food poisoning

Some possible causes of Food poisoning or similar disorders may include:5

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Types of Food poisoning

The leading cause of foodborne disease outbreaks in the U.S. is norovirus. This highly contagious virus sickens more than 20 million people nationwide each year, leading to vomiting and diarrhea. Norovirus outbreaks can occur anywhere people gather or food ...6

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Diagnosis of Food poisoning

How are foodborne illnesses diagnosed? To diagnose foodborne illnesses, health care providers ask about symptoms, foods and beverages recently consumed, and medical history. Health care providers will also perform a physical examination to look for signs of illness. Diagnostic tests ...7

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Risk Factors for Food poisoning

Although anyone can get a foodborne illness, some people are at greater risk. For example:

  • Children younger than age 4 have the highest incidence of laboratory-confirmed infections from some foodborne pathogens, including Campylobacter, Cryptosporidium, Salmonella, Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia ...
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Treatments: Food poisoning

When you have a foodborne illness, you usually need to drink plenty of fluids. “But see a doctor if you have blood in your stool,” O’Brien advises. “And if a child seems to have food poisoning, you should have ...8

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Prevention of Food poisoning

Social and Behavioral Determinants of Food Safety: It is important for people to understand how their behavior and activities contribute to the safety of food and how they can decrease the risk of foodborne illness. From processes on the farm ...9

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Research for Food poisoning

To protect consumers from this food-borne zoonoses, the EU has adopted an integrated approach to food safety from the farm to the fork. The approach consists of both risk assessment (e.g. data collection, analysis, recommendations) and risk management ...10

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Names and Terminology

Foodborne illness (sometimes called "foodborne disease," "foodborne infection," or "food poisoning”) ...Source: CDC11 ...

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  1. Source: CDC: foodsafety/ foodborne-germs.html
  2. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): issue/ jul2014/ feature2
  3. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): 2007/ February/ docs/ 01features_02.htm
  4. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): issue/ jul2014/ feature2
  5. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  6. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): issue/ jul2014/ feature2
  7. Source: NIDDK (NIH): health-information/ digestive-diseases/ foodborne-illnesses
  8. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): issue/ jul2014/ feature2
  9. Source: Healthy People (DHHS): 2020/ topics-objectives/ topic/ food-safety
  10. Source: EFSA (EC/EU): en/ topics/ topic/ food-borne-zoonotic-diseases
  11. Source: CDC: foodsafety/ foodborne-germs.html

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