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Celiac Disease Nutrition Guide, 3rd Ed. (Single Copy)

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

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Flu or Food Poisoning?

Food Poisoning vs. Flu

Was it something you ate or a sign of the flu?

Sometimes it's not always easy to tell the difference between foodborne illness and influenza, especially since both show similar symptoms.

Influenza, commonly called "the flu," is caused by a virus that infects the respiratory tract. Foodborne disease, referred to as food poisoning, is carried or transmitted to humans by food containing harmful substances.

 

Flu vs. Food Poisoning

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 Risk Annual Vaccination Proper Food Handling 

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

For more information, visit HomeFoodSafety.org.