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What are the symptoms of food poisoning?

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“Food poisoning” is a broad term that can actually cover a whole lot of different infections.

Your exact symptoms and their severity will vary. They will depend on the kind of bacteria, virus, or parasite that’s infected you, how much is in your system, and how well your immune system is fighting it off.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Food Poisoning.”

UCLA Health: “Food Poisoning.”

FoodSafety.gov: “Symptoms of Food Poisoning.”

Kliegman, R.  19th Edition, Saunders, 2011. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics,

National Digestive Disease Information Clearinghouse: "Diarrhea."

Feldman, M.  , 9th Edition, Saunders, 2010. Sleisenger and Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease

FamilyDoctor.org: “Food Poisoning,” "Fever in Infants and Children: Treatment."

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on April 3, 2019

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Food Poisoning.”

UCLA Health: “Food Poisoning.”

FoodSafety.gov: “Symptoms of Food Poisoning.”

Kliegman, R.  19th Edition, Saunders, 2011. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics,

National Digestive Disease Information Clearinghouse: "Diarrhea."

Feldman, M.  , 9th Edition, Saunders, 2010. Sleisenger and Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease

FamilyDoctor.org: “Food Poisoning,” "Fever in Infants and Children: Treatment."

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on April 3, 2019

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