Vomiting. Diarrhea. Cramps. Food poisoning is no fun. In most cases, your body will heal itself as long as you drink plenty of fluids until the GI problems clear up. Sometimes, though, you’re going to need medical help, especially if you’re older, have a weakened immune system, or have severe or long-lasting symptoms. (Infants and pregnant women are also more likely to have a serious bout.) Here are the bacteria, toxins, viruses, and parasites in food that are most likely to make you sick.
Other relevant links:
- Which foods are most likely to be contaminated? See: Learn More about these Dangerous Pathogens that Pose Major Food Safety Risks
- How can you lower your odds of getting food poisoning from resistant bacteria? See: Food Poisoning from Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
- Follow these food safety tips to keep your family healthy. See: Food Safety Tips for Packing and Unpacking Your Food