Food poisoning is an acute illness, usually of sudden onset, brought about by eating contaminated or poisonous food. Origin of Infection: It can be found in undercooked ground beef, raw milk, and impure water (Sewage contamination). It has also been found in chopped lettuce and spinach. The symptoms normally include abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and fever. Symptoms can vary depending on the source of the infection. The length of time it takes for symptoms to appear also depends on the source of the infection, but it can range from as little as 1 hour to as long as 28 days. In this article an attempt has been made to compile the concepts of food poisoning.
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