Food poisoning is a particularly distressing condition which can cause debilitating symptoms to develop rapidly, often without warning. Food poisoning cases often go unreported because victims with mild symptoms often don’t consult their GPs for advice or medical treatment.
Food poisoning – the causes
Food poisoning is caused by consuming foods which are contaminated with bacteria, a virus or parasites. These pathogens can grow rapidly and become dangerous to health, if they are consumed by humans.
Bacteria such as Campylobacter, Salmonella or Listeria are all common causes of bacterial food poisoning. They may be present in foods such as raw and undercooked eggs, dairy products, poultry and meats, ready to eat foods such as pate, smoked salmon, soft cheeses and unpasteurised milk.
Viruses such as Norovirus can cause food poisoning to develop, as this virus can be passed between humans or from humans to food through cross contamination.
It is important that food is handled correctly, hygienically and stored at the correct temperatures in order to reduce the risk of food poisoning.
Food poisoning – the symptoms
Symptoms of food poisoning may include:
- Stomach cramps
Treating food poisoning
Food poisoning should be investigated if symptoms persist for longer than 48 hours, to reduce the risks of dehydration. Rest and clear fluids are recommended to allow the body to recover. Once symptoms subside, then small amounts of protein based foods can be eaten which are easily digested.
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