Foodborne Illness

Each year, 48 million people in the U.S. get sick from contaminated food. Common culprits include bacteria, parasites and viruses. Symptoms range from mild to serious. They include:

  • Upset stomach
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever 
  • Dehydration

Harmful bacteria are the most common cause of foodborne illness.

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Gastroenterology Program

Tufts MC’s department of gastroenterology and hepatology is highly experienced in diagnosing and treating a wide range of gastrointestinal and liver conditions.
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