Food Poisoning Topic Guide
Food Poisoning: Food poisoning is caused by viruses, bacteria, toxins, parasites, or chemicals that have contaminated food or drinking water. Symptoms of food poisoning include diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, fever, abdominal cramping, dehydration, rectal bleeding, and bloating. Food poisoning usually can be cared for at home. In some instances (severe dehydration) a person may be hospitalized for treatment.
Toxoplasmosis Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by the Toxoplasma gondii parasite. Symptoms are flu-like and may last for a few weeks. Severe infections may cause seizures, brain impairments, eye problems, and even death. Pyrimethamine, sulfadiazine, and folinic acid are used to treat most patients with toxoplasmosis.
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