Food poisoning is the result of eating contaminated, spoiled or toxic food that contains bacteria, parasites and viruses. Foods that are eaten raw are common sources of food poisoning. Food may also come in contact with organisms if the person preparing food does not wash their hands before cooking. The symptoms of food poisoning include abdominal cramps, diarrhea, vomiting, loss of appetite, nausea and mild fever. Blood tests, stool tests and tests on food are carried out to diagnose the underlying cause of food poisoning.
HOW IS FOOD POISONING DIAGNOSED?
Serious complication of food poisoning can lead to damages to the lining of tiny blood vessels in the kidney, resulting in kidney failure.