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  1. 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

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  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: 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

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

    Learn about exams and tests used to diagnose food poisoning.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

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