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Fight Off Food Poisoning: Food Safety for Warmer Weather

It can be hard to keep foods safe to eat during warmer weather. Learn how to handle food properly to avoid the misery of food poisoning.

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Summer Travel: Plan Ahead To Stay Healthy

Maybe you’re counting down the days until your summer vacation. Or just got word your next business meeting will be in Boise or Bangkok. You can boost your chances of having a healthy and happy trip if you plan ahead to make smart choices and avoid common pitfalls while traveling.

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Foodborne Diseases
(National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)
There are more than 250 known foodborne diseases that can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites. Information on the causes, transmission, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of several illnesses, including botulism, campylobacteriosis, E. coli infections, hepatitis A, norovirus infections, salmonella infections, and shigellosis.

Foodborne Illnesses
(National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
Foodborne illnesses are infections or irritations of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract caused by food or beverages that contain harmful bacteria, parasites, viruses, or chemicals. Information on causes, symptoms, complications, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and more.

Norovirus Infection
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Noroviruses, including Norwalk, Snow Mountain, and Hawaii viruses, cause an illness in humans called gastroenteritis. Gastroenteritis is an inflammation of the stomach and intestines and is sometimes misnamed stomach flu. Information on symptoms, transmission, prevention, and treatment of norovirus.

What I need to know about Diarrhea
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Diarrhea is frequent, loose, and watery bowel movements. Information on causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention, as well as on the dangers of dehydration and strategies to avoid traveler's diarrhea.

 

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