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Botulism poisoning is a paralytic, rare illness that is caused by Clostridium Botulinum, a toxin-producing bacterium which attacks the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and nerves). The first case of this neuroparalytic syndrome was reported in the 1820s.



Have you ever visited a restaurant, eagerly perusing the menu, only to find that most dishes contain something you're allergic to? If you have a food allergy, dining out can be a bit of a minefield. While you want to enjoy delicious food and good company, you must also be vigilant about avoiding allergens that could make you sick.

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Also known as VTEC, Escherichia Coli 0157 is a bacterial infection that can cause gastroenteritis. E. coli 0157 is a bacteria usually found inside the human intestine and the feces and gut of animals, especially cattle. While there are many species of Escherichia Coli infection, 0157:H7 is the most dangerous one as it leads to symptoms like vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and acute kidney failure in severe cases. People at a higher risk of getting infected with E. coli 0157 include newborns, children, the elderly, pregnant women, and people with a weakened immune system (those suffering from diabetes, cancer, and HIV). Keep reading the article to learn more about the E. coli 0157 infection.



Living with a food allergy is a nightmare, especially if you have many. The threat of suffering from a food allergic reaction can make buying a grab-and-go snack, grocery shopping and going on a casual lunch with friends tricky, if not frustrating and confusing. You will always need to stay vigilant, read all the food labels, and ask for the ingredients of every dish before you make a decision.



Imagine eating a delicious meal at your favorite café or restaurant, only to experience nausea, vomiting, cramping, stomach pain, and diarrhea a few hours later. While most of these symptoms might subside within a few days, food-related illnesses can lead to weakness, fever, tingling, dehydration, and even death. In fact, you will be surprised to know that approximately 48 million people suffer from food poisoning every year. This is about one in every six US citizens.

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