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  1. Food Poisoning Prevention

    The experts at WebMD offer tips to help prevent food poisoning.

  2. Food Poisoning

    From E. coli and listeria to salmonella and botulism, learn more from WebMD about food poisoning and how to recognize, treat, and prevent it.

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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.

  5. Understanding Food Poisoning -- Prevention

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

  6. Understanding Food Poisoning -- the Basics

    Get a good overview of food poisoning from WebMD.

  7. Understanding Food Poisoning -- Symptoms

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

  8. Food Poisoning and Safe Food Handling - What Happens

    You may become ill with food poisoning after you eat food that contains bacteria, viruses, or other harmful organisms. Most cases of food poisoning follow the same general course.

  9. Food Poisoning and Safe Food Handling - Cause

    Learn about food poisoning caused by eating or drinking food contaminated by harmful organisms, such as bacteria, parasites, and viruses.

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

    Learn about exams and tests used to diagnose food poisoning.

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