Food Poisoning (cont.)

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What is the prognosis for food poisoning?

Fortunately, most cases of food poisoning resolve within a few hours to days and the affected individual returns to normal function.

Depending upon the cause of the infection, and the patient's underlying medical condition, the infection may cause significant organ damage and even death.

Medically reviewed by Robert Cox, MD; American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Infectious Disease

REFERENCES: Emerging Infectious Diseases. Food-Related Illness and Death in the United States. Epidemiologic Notes and Reports Listeriosis Outbreak Associated with Mexican-Style Cheese - California. Multistate Outbreak of Listeriosis Associated with Jensen Farms Cantaloupe - United States, August--September 2011. Cyclosporosis (cyclospora infection). 2013 outbreak. Foodborne Illness, Foodborne Disease, (sometimes called "Food Poisoning").

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/10/2015

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