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Food-borne illness: First aid

Posted on Mar 23, 2012 in Uncategorized

All foods naturally contain small amounts of bacteria. But poor handling of food, improper cooking or inadequate storage can result in bacteria multiplying in large enough numbers to cause illness. Parasites, viruses, toxins and chemicals also can contaminate food and cause illness. Signs and symptoms of food poisoning vary with the source of contamination, and whether you’re dehydrated or have low blood pressure. Generally they include: Diarrhea Nausea Abdominal pain Vomiting (sometimes) Dehydration (sometimes) With significant dehydration, you might feel: Lightheaded or faint,...

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