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What are the symptoms of food-borne illness?

The signs and symptoms of food-borne diseases can vary according to the disease in question. They typically (though not always) involve the digestive system and can include: diarrhea (usually explosive, urgent and watery) four to five (or more) times a day; severe stomach cramps with bloating; loss of appetite; nausea and vomiting; muscle aches and tiredness; low-grade fever, and; headache.

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Author: Karen McCloskey BHSc
First answered: 17 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 14 May 2019
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Category: Traveler's diarrhea


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