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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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