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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Food related illnesses on the increase during the hot season

Any cooked food that has been sitting unrefrigerated for more than three hours should be examined carefully and discarded if a foul smell is detected.
Microwaving foods may in many cases be sufficient to kill bacteria and make the food safe.   
If you do have a case of diarrhea due to food bacteria, over the counter medications may be sufficient.  If diarrhea persists for more than a day, a doctor visit, or antibiotics may be required. 
While  plagued with a case of diarrhea drink plenty extra water to avoid dehydration.  Use electrolyte drinks.   
Diarrhea can be transmitted from person to person, wash your hands frequently, don't share towels.

Recommended reading: Food Poisoning in Adults

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