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  1. 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.

  2. Understanding Food Poisoning -- the Basics

    Get a good overview of food poisoning from WebMD.

  3. Understanding Food Poisoning -- Prevention

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

  4. Understanding Food Poisoning -- Symptoms

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

  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 and Safe Food Handling - What Increases Your Risk

    People at increased risk of becoming ill with food poisoning and of having more severe symptoms include pregnant women, young children, older adults, and people with an impaired immune system.

  7. Food Poisoning and Safe Food Handling - When To Call a Doctor

    For food poisoning, call your doctor immediately if you have severe diarrhea, blurred or double vision, muscle weakness, fatigue, dizziness, or headache.

  8. Staph Food Poisoning - Topic Overview

    What is staph food poisoning? Staph food poisoning is a type of food poisoning caused by infection with the Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) bacterium. The bacteria multiply in foods and produce a toxin even at refrigerator temperatures. The toxins may be present in dangerous amounts in foods that have no signs of spoilage, such as a bad smell.What causes staph food poisoning?Most people get ...

  9. Food Poisoning and Safe Food Handling - Symptoms

    The symptoms of food poisoning usually affect your stomach and intestines (gastrointestinal tract). The first symptom is usually diarrhea. Other symptoms include feeling sick to your stomach (nausea), vomiting, and abdominal cramps.

  10. 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.

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