Intussusception, a disorder in children in which one
part of the intestine folds into itself. The main early symptom is severe
Diagnosis can be further complicated because diarrhea caused by
E. coli O157:H7 is not always bloody. Also, a
doctor may not consider E. coli O157:H7 as the cause of
symptoms because bacterial infections are usually accompanied by a fever; a
person infected with E. coli O157:H7 usually does not
have a fever or has only a mild fever.
Here are some tips to prevent food poisoning:
Always wash hands before preparing any food; wash utensils with hot soapy water after using them to prepare any meat or fish.
Don't thaw frozen meat at room temperature. Let meat thaw gradually in a refrigerator, or thaw it quickly in a microwave oven and cook immediately.
Avoid uncooked marinated food and raw meat, fish, or eggs; cook all such food thoroughly.
Check expiration dates on all foods.
In restaurants, return any undercooked...