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What are the signs and symptoms of food poisoning?
Food poisoning most commonly causes:
This can cause significant amounts of fluid loss and
diarrhea along with nausea and vomiting may
make it difficult to replace lost fluid, leading to dehydration. In developing countries where infectious epidemics cause diarrheal illnesses, thousands of people die because of dehydration.
As noted in the section above, other organ systems may be infected and affected by food poisoning. Symptoms will depend upon what organ system is involved (for example, encephalopathy due to brain infection).