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Symptoms of Food Poisoning

By Katharine Paljug @kpaljug
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January 31, 2018

Foodborne illnesses affect millions of people every year. Learn about the symptoms of food poisoning 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 symptoms of food poisoning.

Symptoms of Food Poisoning

Symptoms of food poisoning can vary depending on what causes the illness. However, the main symptoms of food poisoning 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