Mystery Illnesses Cause by Food By: Tristan Polton (Listeria monocytogenes…
Mystery Illnesses Cause by Food By: Tristan Polton
Onset: From 7-30 days after eating, but most symptoms have been reported 48-72 hours after consumption of contaminated food.
Food: Found in soft cheese, unpasteurized milk, hot dogs and deli meats, imported seafood products, frozen cooked crab meat, cooked shrimp, and cooked surimi
Symptoms: Fever, headache, nausea, and vomiting. Primarily affects pregnant women and their fetuses, newborns, the elderly, people with cancer, and those with impaired immune systems.
E. coli O 157:H7
Treatment: Drink plenty of fluids and get rest. If you cannot drink enough fluids to prevent dehydration or if your symptoms are severe (including blood in your stools or severe abdominal pain), call your doctor. Antibiotics should not be used to treat this infection.
Onset: Generally 2-5 days after eating
Food: Cow meat
Symptoms: Severe bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps; sometimes the infection causes non-bloody diarrhea or no symptoms. Usually little or no fever is present, and the illness resolves in 5 to 10 days.
Treatment: Drink plenty of fluids and get rest. If you cannot drink enough fluids to prevent dehydration or if your symptoms are severe, call your doctor or antibiotics if necessary.
Onset: Generally 8-12 hours after eating.
Food: Raw meats, poultry, eggs, milk and other dairy products, shrimp, frog legs, yeast, coconut, pasta and chocolate.
Symptoms: Diarrhea, fever, abdominal cramps, vomiting.
Treatment: Drink plenty of fluids and get rest.
Onset:Generally 30 minutes-8 hours after eating.
Food: Meats, poultry, egg products, tuna, potato and macaroni salads, and cream-filled pastries
Symptoms: Diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, cramps, and prostration.
Treatment: Drink plenty of fluids and get rest or on rare conditions some antibiotics.
Onset: Generally 2-5 days after eating.
Food: Bacteria on poultry, cattle, and sheep can contaminate meat and milk of these animals. Chief raw food sources: raw poultry, meat, and unpasteurized milk.
Symptoms: Diarrhea, abdominal cramping, fever, and sometimes bloody stools.