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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. Food Poisoning: Vibrio Vulnificus - Topic Overview

    What is Vibrio vulnificus food poisoning? Vibrio vulnificus food poisoning is caused by Vibrio vulnificus,a bacterium that lives in warm seawater. The condition is rare. What causes Vibrio vulnificus food poisoning? Vibrio vulnificus food poisoning occurs when you eat seafood infected with the bacteria or you have an open wound that is exposed to them. The bacteria are frequently found in ...

  5. 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.

  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 - 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

  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. 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.

  10. Food Poisoning: Toxoplasmosis - Topic Overview

    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 ...

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