INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Food Poisoning Symptoms

By Katharine Paljug @kpaljug
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January 31, 2018

Foodborne illnesses affect millions of people every year. Learn about food poisoning symptoms and how to avoid them to stay healthy.

Food poisoning is caused by eating food contaminated with bacteria, viruses, or fungi.

Each year, about one out of every six people in the United States suffers from food poisoning, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). To keep yourself and your family healthy, learn to recognize the signs of food poisoning.

Food poisoning symptoms

Food poisoning symptoms can vary depending on what causes the illness. However, the main food poisoning symptoms are similar and include:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain or cramping
  • Fever, chills, or sweating

 

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Updated:  

January 31, 2018

Reviewed By:  

Janet O’Dell, RN