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Celiac Nutrition Guide, 3rd Edition (Single Copy)

Celiac Nutrition Guide, 3rd Edition (Single Copy)

This easy to read “survival guide” outlines essential information for people diagnosed with Celiac disease.

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Is it the Flu or Something You Ate?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu outbreaks can happen as early as October. If it hits you this month, ask yourself: Is this the flu, or something you ate?

Influenza, commonly called "the flu," is caused by a virus that infects the respiratory tract. Foodborne disease, or food poisoning, is carried or transmitted to humans by food containing harmful substances. But it's not always easy to tell the difference between foodborne illness and influenza, especially since both show similar symptoms.

Symptom

"The Flu"

Food Poisoning

Body aches and painsCommon: headache and muscle achesCommon: headache, backache and stomach cramps
FatigueCommon (and often extreme)Common (and often extreme)
FeverCommonCommon
GastrointestinalRarely prominent*Common (often severe)
Gastrointestinal: NauseaRarely prominent*Common
Gastrointestinal: DiarrheaRarely prominent*Common
Respiratory: Chest discomfort, coughCommon (often extreme, can become severe)Rare
Respiratory: Nasal congestion, sore throat, runny or stuffy noseCommonRare
Ways to Prevent or Lessen RiskAnnual VaccinationProper Food Handling

*Although nausea, vomiting and diarrhea can sometimes accompany influenza infection, especially in children, gastrointestinal symptoms are rarely prominent.

For information on tips to reduce your risk of food poisoning, visit HomeFoodSafety.org.

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