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Types of Food Poisoning

Campylobacter Enteritis
Campylobacter Enteritis

Although complications from Campylobacter food poisoning are unlikely, they do occur in some cases. The following is a list of possible long-term consequences of Campylobacter infection. Guillan-Barré Syndrome (GBS): Although rare, Guillan-Barré Syndrome is the most common cause of acute generalized paralysis in the western world.

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Cholera
Cholera

Food poisoning is common, but can also be life threatening. The symptoms for food poisoning are fever, abdominal pain, headache, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. Food poisoning has many causes, for example, chemicals (from toxic fish or plants) and bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus or Salmonella).

Ciguatera (Fish Poisoning)
Ciguatera (Fish Poisoning)

Ciguatera is a type of food poisoning. The ciguatera toxin may be found in large reef fish, most commonly barracuda, grouper, red snapper, eel, amberjack, sea bass, and Spanish mackerel.

Don't eat Fried, Greasy, Spicy, or Sweet Foods
Don't eat Fried, Greasy, Spicy, or Sweet Foods

Avoid solid foods until vomiting ends. Then eat light, bland foods, such as saltine crackers, bananas, rice, or bread. Sipping soda may help prevent vomiting. Don't eat fried, greasy, spicy, or sweet foods. Don't take anti-nausea or anti-diarrhea medication without asking your doctor. They may make some kinds of diarrhea worse.

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E
E

WebMD describes the germs, viruses, and parasites that are the biggest causes of food poisoning.

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Escherichia Coli (E Coli)
Escherichia Coli (E Coli)

E. coli (Escherichia coli), is a type of bacteria that normally lives in your intestines. It’s also found in the gut of some animals. Most types of E. coli are harmless and even help keep your digestive tract healthy.

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Listeria
Listeria

Listeria, caused by a germ that can grow despite refrigeration, is one source of food poisoning. Though in healthy people it doesn’t usually cause lasting harm, it threatens pregnant women and their babies, people with weak immune systems, and seniors.

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Parasites
Parasites

Parasites . Food poisoning can be caused by parasites although this tends to be rare. The main cause of transmission is through drinking untreated water or eating contaminated food. This type of food poisoning is more likely to occur in developing countries than industrialised nations. However, there is one particular type of parasite – known as ‘toxoplasma’ which causes food poisoning in the UK.

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raw, Unwashed Fruits and Vegetables
raw, Unwashed Fruits and Vegetables

Raw fruits and vegetables often become contaminated when they touch surfaces that have previously held meat or when a person touches the produce with unwashed hands. Because raw fruits and vegetables do not undergo any cooking procedure, the infectious organisms that contaminate them are able to thrive and cause food poisoning.

Rehydration
Rehydration

How to Stay Hydrated if You Have Food Poisoning. Dehydration is a very real concern when someone is suffering from food poisoning and the body naturally tries to flush out the toxins through diarrhea and vomiting.

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Rest
Rest

Food poisoning causes are usually due to viruses and bacteria. Symptoms of food poisoning include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, fever, dehydration, and bloating. Most cases of food poisoning resolve on their own, however, approximately 3,000 people in the U.S. die each year from food poisoning.

Salmonella
Salmonella

Salmonella infections (also often referred to, generally, as food poisoning) are quite common. Throughout the world, tens of millions of cases are reported every year. Throughout the world, tens of millions of cases are reported every year.

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Shigella
Shigella

Symptoms of Shigella Food Poisoning Symptoms of Shigella poisoning most commonly develop one to three days after exposure to Shigella bacteria, and usually go away within five to seven days. It is also possible to get Shigella but experience no symptoms, and still be contagious to others, a condition known as being asymptomatic.

Shigellosis
Shigellosis

Shigella is a type of bacteria that can cause a kind of food poisoning called shigellosis. This can cause severe diarrhea and is commonly seen in children.

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Sipping Liquids may Help Avoid Vomiting
Sipping Liquids may Help Avoid Vomiting

Avoid solid foods until vomiting ends. Then eat light, bland foods, such as saltine crackers, bananas, rice, or bread. Sipping liquids may help avoid vomiting. Don’t eat fried, greasy, spicy, or sweet foods. Don’t take anti-nausea or anti-diarrhea medication without asking your doctor. They have side effects and may make some kinds of diarrhea worse.

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Staphylococcus
Staphylococcus

Staphylococcal food poisoning is a gastrointestinal illness caused by eating foods contaminated with toxins produced by the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus (Staph). Staph is found on the skin and in the nose of about 25% of healthy people and animals.

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Unpasteurized Milk, Cheese, and Juice
Unpasteurized Milk, Cheese, and Juice

These include raw eggs, unpasteurized milk and juice, soft cheeses, and raw or undercooked meat or seafood. Fresh produce is another risk. Foods made in bulk are problematic, too.

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Viruses
Viruses

Bacteria and viruses are the most common cause of food poisoning. The symptoms and severity of food poisoning vary, depending on which bacteria or virus has contaminated the food. The bacteria and viruses that cause the most illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths in the United States are: Salmonella.

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