Food Poisoning is an illness caused by the contamination of food with bacteria, fungi, or other food toxins. Most food poisonings are mild and can be cured without treatment via adequate hydration, as it is one of the most important aspects.
The symptoms can be self-diagnosed which usually includes, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea. The sickness generally lasts from few hours to several days.
When to rush to the hospital?
Symptoms are which one should seek medical help.
What leads to food poisoning?
The significant reason for food poisoning is the contamination of food. Food contamination can be a home where hygiene and cleanliness are not maintained. This is havoc for raw and ready-to-eat foods like salads, as they are not cooked and consumed as such, and they become home to pathogenic bacteria and other parasites.
|MICROORGANISM||SOURCE||SYMPTOMS||DURATION OF ILLNESS||PREVENTION|
Rice and leftovers, sauce, soups, and other leftover food
|Campylobacter||raw milk, chicken, turkey, contaminated water.||1 week|
|E.coli||5 to 10 days|
|Norovirus||shellfish, ready-to-eat food touched by infected workers, salads, sandwiches, etc.||watery diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain. vomiting is most common in children.||1 to 3 days. in case of severe illness it can last up to 4 to 6 days.|
|Salmonella||diarrhea, fever, stomach cramps, vomiting||4 to 7 days|
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