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

    Learn about exams and tests used to diagnose food poisoning.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  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 - 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.

  6. Lead Poisoning: Contaminated Drinking Water - Topic Overview

    If you suspect that your drinking water is contaminated with lead,ask experts from your local or state health department to test the water in your home. Don't cook with,drink,or make baby formula with water from the hot water tap. Hot water pulls more lead out of pipes than cold water does. Let cold water run for a few minutes in the morning before using it for drinking or cooking. Don't ...

  7. Lead Poisoning: Nutrition and Food Preparation - Topic Overview

    Good nutrition may help prevent lead poisoning. Children absorb more lead than adults do,but both children and adults are likely to absorb more lead if they are fasting or do not get enough iron,calcium,phosphorus,zinc,or vitamin C in their diets. People who eat high-fat diets also absorb more lead. However,if the environment is highly contaminated with lead,nutrition alone will not ...

  8. Lead Poisoning: Reducing Lead in Your Home - Topic Overview

    If you think your home may have lead hazards,get your home tested by a qualified person. If your home is contaminated,hire an experienced company to get rid of the lead. Do not try to get rid of it yourself. Disturbing lead paint without proper training or experience can make things worse. Expert workers can stabilize or remove and dispose of lead-contaminated materials,including dust. ...

  9. E. Coli Infection From Food or Water: Blood and Kidney Problems - Topic Overview

    Severe problems affecting the blood and kidneys may develop in a small number of people (about 8%) infected with E. coli O157:H7 who get sick enough to go to the hospital. 1 These problems include anemia,a low number of platelets in the blood,the formation of small blood clots,and kidney (renal) failure. Sometimes brain and spinal cord ( central nervous system ) complications also develop. ...

  10. 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.

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