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The accurate number of cases of food poisoning is hard to establish as many people who develop this debilitating condition may fail to report it to their medical practitioner. However, it is likely that the number of cases of food poisoning have risen steadily in recent years, as the lifestyles and eating patterns of the population have changed.
Over the past 20 years, food consumption has increasingly consisted of more processed and ready to eat style foods which means that less food is prepared from raw ingredients. Many people have increasingly less time to prepare foods during the working week, relyiing heavily on pre-packed foods to feed themselves and their families.
What is food poisoning?
Food poisoning is defined as the consumption of contaminated foods through infection with pathogens such as viruses and bacteria, or even toxic parasitic infection.
The rate of growth of bacteria and viruses is phenomenal at ambient temperatures and the growth rate can increase to dangerously high levels, which may not be killed through cooking processes.
How do I know if I have food poisoning?
The symptoms of food poisoning are:
- Sudden onset
- Stomach cramps
Symptoms often develop rapidly and can commence 6-24 hours after consuming contaminated foods.
Treating the condition
Food poisoning should be reported to a medical practitioner who may examine you to diagnose the condition. Cases of food poisoning should be reported to locate the potential source of any outbreak and prevent further cases developing.
- Rest in bed
- Drink plenty of clear fluids
- Don’t attempt to eat until symptoms subside
- Try easily digestible foods such as toast initially
- Avoid contact with others, it is possible to infect them within 48 hours of symptoms developing
Complications of food poisoning
The most common complication of food poisoning is developing dehydration. This can occur if fluids are not replaced sufficiently and the body loses fluid quicker than it is replaced. This can be prevented with regular sips of clear fluid or by taking oral rehydration salts which replenish the mineral salts and fluids lost through vomiting and diarrheoa.
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