Know the Signs of Foodborne Illness
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Good food and family can make for a great holiday – unless foodborne illness creeps onto your menu.
Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, bringing you Healthy Moments from the NIH. I’m the Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
Last week I gave you tips on how to prevent foodborne illness. Since about 76 million Americans become ill from food every year, you should recognize the signs that mean you or one of your house guests should seek treatment.
An immediate medical visit is warranted when diarrhea is accompanied by
- fever above 101.5
- blood in the stool
- prolonged vomiting
- abdominal pain
- and signs of severe dehydration such as a dry mouth and decreased urination
And for more information, visit our website at NIDDK or MyMajicDC.com . This is Dr. Griffin Rodgers. Join me next week for more Healthy Moments.
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