A lot of children in a hospital today were in the news over TV as victims of food poisoning. These children when interviewed suspected that the juice they bought from an ambulant vendor was the cause of it all.The symptoms of food poisoning were present in this instance, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea and these symptoms are shared by others who drank, too.
Food poisoning is caused by bacteria that grow in food that is not handled or stored properly. Bacteria can grow rapidly when foods are not prepared carefully or are left at temperatures between 40 degreeas and 140 degrees. The bacteria produce a poison or toxin that causes an acute inflammation of the intestines. Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea may last from 12 to 48 hours for common food poisoning. These symptoms must be treated to avoid dehydration.