Lesson 3, Topic 2
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Foodborne Infections

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Foodborne infections can result when a person eats food containing pathogens. These pathogens or bacteria then grow in the intestines and cause illness. Onset times range from 30 minutes to 6 weeks depending on the particular pathogen.

Common Symptoms

  1. Diarrhea
  2. Vomiting
  3. Fever
  4. Nausea
  5. Abdominal cramps
  6. Jaundice (yellowing of skin or eyes)