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Infectious Gastroenteritis by Food Poisoning


Episode of acute vomiting, stomach cramps and diarrhea caused by eating food contaminated with staphylococcal enterotoxin.It occurs in outbreaks, when people with skin infections (fornculos, etc..) food handlers and contaminated, and after they are exposed to room temperature.

Typical mediums include foods such as custards, cream pies, milk, processed meat and fish.

The incubation period (without symptoms) is 2 to 8 hours after ingestion of food containing enterotoxin. The disorder is brief, with recovery in 3-6 hours. In very young children, elderly or chronically ill may be more severe disorders of fluid and salt balance. The intravenous fluid replacement produces dramatic improvement.


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