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Vulnerable people are not only at increased risk of contracting a foodborne illness, but are also more likely to have a lengthier illness, undergo hospitalization, or even die. People to use extra caution for include: older people, young children, pregnant women, people living with transplants, HIV/AIDS, cancer, and diabetes.
If you suspect that you could have a foodborne illness, contact your health care provider right away!
Symptoms of Foodborne Illness:
- Usually appear 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food,
- May occur between 30 minutes and 4 weeks later.
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (may be bloody), and abdominal pain
- Flulike symptoms such as fever, headache, and body ache