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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

FOOD POISONING

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.

2 comments:

Tey said...

annoyingly the same thing goes here in Toronto because of the milk from China... Weird things happening in the world.
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The New Mom on the Blog said...

I just posted this issue yesterday and the moment I posted it, the no. of babies affected jumped by another 10,000 plus! Its so horrible! The parents must be so shaken.