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Is Diarrhea Contagious? - Infectious Diarrhea Causes

Diarrhea can be more than just a source of aggravation. Infectious diarrhea caused by a virus, bacteria, or parasite can lead to serious illness....

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What Is Bacterial Gastroenteritis?

Bacterial gastroenteritis is a bacterial infection of the gut. Learn more about common causes, symptoms and treatment options. Bacterial...

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Foodborne Infections

No one wants to get sick from the food they eat, but it can happen. Learn how to prevent and treat foodborne illness by following a few food safety...

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Salmonella

Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause diarrheal illness that may be mild to severe. Reviewed by a board-certified infectious disease physician.

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How to Protect Yourself From Hamburger Disease

Hemolytic uremic syndrome, also known as hamburger disease, is usually caused by eating bacteria-contaminated food. Learn more about the condition....

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A Guide to Milk-Borne Infectious Diseases

Do you know the infectious disease risks associated with milk and other dairy products or what bacteria should you worry about? It’s the first food...

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An Overview of E. Coli

Escherichia coli (E. coli) is a bacteria that causes serious gastrointestinal illness as well as other infections. It is a common foodborne illness....

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Paragonimus: The Parasite in Raw Crab

Raw or improperly cooked crab may contain a parasite called Paragonimus that can cause illness in humans. Find out how to stay safe. A bite of fresh...

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Symptoms of Listeria

Symptoms of Listeria (or listeriosis) include fever, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Not everyone who gets infected with Listeria will...

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Vibrio Vulnificus: Risk Factors, Symptoms, Treatment

Learn how vibrio vulnificus is described as causing flesh-eating Infections after a walk on the beach. Fortunately, it is quite rare. Vibrio...

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How Tapeworm Infection Is Treated

Treating a tapeworm infection with prescriptions is important to stop spread and, in the case of pork tapeworms, to prevent more serious...

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Causes and Risk Factors of Tapeworm Infections

The causes of tapeworm infections include eating meat, poultry, or fish that is contaminated and hasn't been cooked thoroughly to kill any...

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Causes and Risk Factors of Salmonella

You can get a salmonella infection (salmonellosis) from food, pets, or exposure to human or animal feces. Learn about the causes and risk factors. A...

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What Is Salmonella Septicemia?

Salmonella septicemia is a condition wherein the presence of Salmonella bacteria in the blood triggers a potentially deadly, whole-body inflammation....

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How Salmonella Is Diagnosed

Getting a salmonella infection may require treatment. Take a look at self-tests, labs and testing, imaging, and differential diagnoses for diagnosing...

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Low-Bacteria Diet for a Compromised Immune System

A low-bacteria diet may help you avoid getting sick when your immune system is compromised. Here's how to choose foods that are not contaminated....

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Infectious Diarrhea

Diarrhea can be more than just a source of aggravation. Infectious diarrhea caused by a virus, bacteria, or parasite can lead to serious illness....

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High Risk Foods for Children

Some high-risk foods, such as raw eggs, raw milk, and undercooked ground beef, are well-known causes of food poisoning. Learn about the others....

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What Is Botulism?

Botulism is a possibly lethal condition in which a bacterial toxin (often food-borne) leads to paralysis. Reviewed by a board-certified neurologist....

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How Salmonella Is Treated

Some salmonella infections require treatment. Take a look at the home remedies, prescriptions, specialist-driven procedures, and CAM options for...

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What Is a Tapeworm Infection?

Tapeworm infection is caused by a parasitic flatworm and is not common in the U.S. Reviewed by a board-certified infectious disease physician. While...

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An Overview of Campylobacter

Campylobacter infections, or campylobacteriosis, is a common cause of food poisoning in the United States. Learn more about symptoms and treatment....

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Infectious Diseases Associated With Eating Sushi and Sashimi

Read about the infectious disease risks linked to eating sushi and sashimi, including the symptoms these illnesses cause, and who is most at risk....

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Food Poisoning Signs and Symptoms

Food poisoning occurs when foods are not processed, prepared and stored properly, allowing bacteria to grow. Sometimes the symptoms are due to...

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Symptoms of Salmonella

Learn about common symptoms of salmonella infection. Diarrhea, fever, and cramps usually last only a few days, but can result in dehydration....

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Tapeworm Infection: Signs, Symptoms, and Complications

Symptoms of a tapeworm infection may be mild and include diarrhea, abdominal pain, lack of appetite, and passing tapeworm segments in the stool. In...

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Is Salmonella Deadly?

Explore severe complications and risk of death in salmonella cases, as well as prevention techniques. Salmonella is a type of bacteria that belongs...

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Is Salmonella Contagious?

Salmonella infection is associated with food poisoning, but food isn’t the only way it can spread. Here’s what you need to know. Salmonella...

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