Bacterial food poisoning. What to do if prevention fails

L. Goldfrank, R. Weisman

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Despite frequent admonitions about proper handling and storage of food, bacterial food poisoning continues to be a public health problem. Botulism, usually traceable to improper home canning, progresses rapidly to paralysis and death if not identified and treated promptly. Fortunately, however, most other types of food poisoning produce relatively brief, albeit sometimes violent, gastrointestinal symptoms and require minimal therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-179
Number of pages9
JournalPostgraduate medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982
Externally publishedYes

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