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Do You Run a Fever with Food Poisoning?

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ANSWER:

You CAN run a fever with food poisoning.

Food poisoning can be caused by a variety of bacteria, toxins, parasites, or viruses and can strike with a variety of symptoms. Fever is a common sign of food poisoning as well as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle aches, and abdominal cramping.

Specific symptoms can occur in conjunction with the contamination source.

Botulism: If you have contracted food poisoning due to botulism, you may have additional symptoms that include double vision, difficulty breathing, dry mouth, and weakness with paralysis.

Cholera: If you have been infected by the bacterium Vibrio cholera, or cholera, additional symptoms you may experience are excessive thirst, lack of tears, lethargy, rapid pulse, and unusual sleepiness.

e coli enteritis: This bacteria causes an inflammation of the small intestine and can include additional food poisoning symptoms such as gas and loss of appetite.

Salmonella: Generally contracted from meat and dairy products, food poisoning caused by salmonella bacteria is the most common form of food poisoning.

 

Resources

“Botulism – PubMed Health.” National Center for Biotechnology Information. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Jan. 2012. .

“Cholera – PubMed Health.” National Center for Biotechnology Information. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Jan. 2012. .

“E. coli enteritis – PubMed Health.” National Center for Biotechnology Information. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Jan. 2012. .

“Food poisoning – PubMed Health.” National Center for Biotechnology Information. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Jan. 2012. .

“Salmonella enterocolitis – PubMed Health.” National Center for Biotechnology Information. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Jan. 2012. .