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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. Salmonellosis - Topic Overview

    What is salmonellosis? Salmonellosis is a type of food poisoning caused by the salmonella bacterium. There are many different kinds of these bacteria; Salmonella typhimurium and Salmonella enteritidis are the most common types in the United States. Every year, approximately 40, 000 cases of salmonellosis are reported in the U.S.1 Because many milder cases are not diagnosed or reported, the actual

  7. Food Poisoning and Safe Food Handling - Exams and Tests

    Learn about exams and tests used to diagnose food poisoning.

  8. 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.

  9. Food Poisoning: Clostridium Perfringens - Topic Overview

    What is C. perfringens food poisoning? C. perfringens food poisoning is caused by infection with the Clostridium perfringens ( C. perfringens ) bacterium. C. perfringens is found frequently in the intestines of humans and many animals and is present in soil and areas contaminated by human or animal feces. What causes C. perfringens food poisoning? In most cases,C. perfringens food ...

  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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