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Food, Sex and Salmonella: Why Our Food Is Making Us Sick

In this lively look at foodborne illnesses the author discusses food-related problems caused by bacteria, viruses, and parasites, including death by puffer fish, rollicking tales of tapeworms, neurological problems brought on by ciguatera poison, and that old standby, botulism. He also examines the chemicals and antibiotics that have entered the food supply and the havoc they can wreak. His witty style makes a deadly serious subject accessible to all readers.

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Salmonella Infection Drugs and Treatments

For people with weakened immune systems, the illness can endure and lead to severe diarrhea, fever and significant dehydration and malnutrition. The goal of salmonella treatment is to replace lost fluids, alleviate signs and symptoms, improve your immune response and destroy the invading pathogens. An in-depth discussion of some common treatments for salmonella poisoning.

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The Bad Bug Book from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

The “Bad Bug Book” from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration provides basic facts regarding food borne pathogenic microorganisms and natural toxins. It brings together in one place information from the Food & Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service, and the National Institutes of Health.

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Salmonella Signs and Symptoms

In this video, gastroenterology specialist, Dr. Sidney Smith, describes the signs and symptoms of a Salmonella infection. Salmonella has infected more than 350 people during the recent nationwide outbreak linked to certain types of raw tomatoes. 5 stars | 1:02

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How to Prevent Stomach Infections

Anyone can get salmonellosis, but infants, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems or chronic conditions such as AIDS are most vulnerable to severe cases. It is easy to avoid meeting a salmonella bacterium; you just need to follow some commonsense precautions that are discussed on the HowStuffWorks website.

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Food Safety at Home Podcasts

Food safety video podcasts that provide consumers with a wide selection of safe food handling public service announcements. Provided by the United States Department of Agriculture.

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