Posted by: Indonesian Children | March 9, 2009

FOOD POISONING

 

 

 

DESCRIPTION

·  Food poisoning occurs when a person consumes food and/or water containing harmful toxins or microorganisms, usually bacteria. Each year more than 2 million Americans report illnesses that are traced to food they have eaten. The actual number of food poisoning cases is almost certainly well above that number, however, because people often mistake the symptoms of food poisoning for those of intestinal flu.

Types of Food Poisoning

Type

Relative
Incidence

Symptoms

Time Between Exposure
and Onset of Symptoms

Botulism

Rare.

Double vision; difficulty speaking, breathing, and swallowing; nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain; diarrhea; muscular weakness.

12-48 hours, but may be as long as 8 days.

Campylobacter infection

Common.

Muscular pain, nausea, vomiting, fever, abdominal cramps.

2-10 days.

Clostridium perfringens poisoning

Common.

Diarrhea, abdominal cramps.

9-15 hours.

Giardiasis

Common.

Nausea, gas, abdominal pain and/or cramping, diarrhea; in severe cases, malabsorption problems and weight loss.

1-3 weeks.

Liseriosis

Rare.

Flu-like symptoms, including fever, chills; can cause spontaneous abortion or stillbirth; can cause severe illness in newborns and immune-depressed people.

2-4 weeks.

Norwalk virus infection

Common.

Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache.

1-2 days.

Salmonellosis

Common.

Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, fever, headache.

6-48 hours.

Scombroid poisoning

Uncommon.

Headache, dizziness, burning throat, hives, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain.

5 minutes-1 hour.

Staphylococcal food poisoning

Common.

Vomiting, diarrhea; occasionally weakness, dizziness.

30 minutes-8 hours.

Trichinosis

Rare.

Fever, edema of eyelids, muscle pain.

1-2 days.

Provided by

DR WIDODO JUDARWANTO
SAVE INDONESIAN CHILDREN

Working together make a smoke-free homes and smoke-free zones for all children

Yudhasmara Foundation

 

JL TAMAN BENDUNGAN ASAHAN 5 JAKARTA PUSAT, JAKARTA INDONESIA 10210

PHONE : (021) 70081995 – 5703646

email : judarwanto@gmail.com

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