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  1. Understanding Food Poisoning -- Symptoms

    Learn about the different types of food poisoning including their symptoms.

  2. Understanding Food Poisoning -- Prevention

    From symptoms to treatment to prevention, get the basics on food poisoning from the experts at WebMD.

  3. Understanding Food Poisoning -- Diagnosis and Treatment

    Do you or someone you love have food poisoning? Find out how to treat it from the experts at WebMD.

  4. Understanding Food Poisoning -- the Basics

    Get a good overview of food poisoning from WebMD.

  5. Botulism

    Botulism is a neuromuscular (paralytic) disease caused by a bacterial toxin acting in the intestine (enterotoxin) and causing neuromuscular poisoning (resulting from Clostridium botulinum toxin). There are four generally recognized naturally-occurring types; foodborne,wound,infant,and,rarely,adult intestinal colonization. Foodborne botulism results when C. botulinum produces toxin in ...

  6. Food Poisoning: Toxoplasmosis - Topic Overview

    What is toxoplasmosis? Toxoplasmosis is infection with the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. In the United States,more than 60 million people probably are infected with the parasite,but very few have symptoms because the immune system is usually able to fight the disease. 1 Toxoplasmosis is dangerous to a pregnant woman and her fetus. For more information,see the topic Toxoplasmosis During ...

  7. Food Poisoning and Safe Food Handling - Treatment Overview

    In most cases, the diarrhea and other symptoms of food poisoning go away in 2 to 3 days, and you do not need treatment.

  8. Food Poisoning During Pregnancy - Topic Overview

    A balanced,nutritious diet during your pregnancy is important to maintain your health and nourish your fetus. When making your food choices,you generally are able to eat the foods you usually eat. But because some types of food poisoning pose a greater risk to you and your fetus,you should take a few extra precautions when you choose and prepare your foods. Listeriosis Listeriosis is caused ...

  9. Food Poisoning and Safe Food Handling - Prevention

    You can prevent most cases of food poisoning by being careful when preparing and storing food. Wash your hands and working surfaces while preparing food, cook foods to safe temperatures, and refrigerate foods promptly.

  10. Botulism - Topic Overview

    What is food-borne botulism? Food-borne botulism is a rare but serious type of food poisoning that can result in paralysis. It is caused by the Clostridium botulinum ( C. botulinum) bacterium. The bacteria produce a nerve toxin that can cause paralysis. Food-borne botulism can be fatal and is considered a medical emergency. What causes food-borne botulism? Food-borne botulism can be caused ...

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