Food Poisoning (cont.)
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How can food poisoning be prevented?
Prevention of food poisoning is possible. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) published ways to prevent food poisoning and included links to videos:
When travelling in foreign countries, it is best to
What is the prognosis for a person with food poisoning?
Most cases of food poisoning in the U.S. have good outcomes because they usually resolve quickly and have no complications. However, in some instances, a person may have severe symptoms and the outcome may range from good to poor, depending on the person's food poisoning agent and their response to treatment.
The prognosis for common food poisoning (viral, bacterial) in developing countries is guarded especially for children and the elderly as they often have other health conditions that weaken them and sometimes have little or no access to pathogen-free foods or water.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/13/2015
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