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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Food Poisoning and Safe Food Handling - Medications

    Medications are not used routinely in food poisoning. Antibiotics or other medications are sometimes used for certain types of food poisoning or in severe cases. Botulism usually requires the botulism antitoxin and close medical care. Campylobacteriosis o

  4. Food Poisoning and Safe Food Handling - Home Treatment

    Most cases of food poisoning will go away in a few days with rest and care at home. The following information will help you recover. Prevent dehydrationDehydration is the most frequent complication of food poisoning. Older persons and children should take

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Food Poisoning and Safe Food Handling - Topic Overview

    Food poisoning is an illness that results when you eat foods contaminated by harmful organisms, such as bacteria, parasites, or viruses.

  8. 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.

  9. Toxoplasmosis Test

    A toxoplasmosis is a blood test that checks for antibodies to the Toxoplasma gondiiparasite. Your body's natural defense system (immune system) will make these antibodies only if you have been infected by this tiny parasite.

  10. Shigellosis - Topic Overview

    What is shigellosis?Shigellosis is a type of food poisoning caused by infection with the shigella bacterium. Every year, about 18, 000 cases of shigellosis are reported in the United States.1 It is more common in summer than winter. Children ages 2 to 4 are most likely to get the condition. What causes shigellosis?Shigellosis is spread when the bacteria in feces (stool) or on soiled fingers are ..

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