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Food poisoning

Trusted information about food poisoning, caused by bacteria, viruses or toxins found in the food we eat, including common symptoms, treatment and people at greater risk.

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Salmonella is a gastrointestinal illness with fever, diarrhoea and vomiting as its main symptoms. Learn more about the causes of salmonella as well as its symptoms and treatments.

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Food safety

Food safely is important in preventing illness. Learn how to store and prepare your food safely, including information and advice on how to avoid cross-contamination.

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Australian Food Safety Week

Information about Australian Food Safety Week, an awareness event that will aims to tackle myths out there about what causes food poisoning.

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Invasive staph infections

Trusted information on invasive staph infections including the different types, prevention, when to get help, plus links to trusted resources.

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Staph infections

Trusted information on a staph infection including what it is, who is at risk, how you get it, treatment and prevention, plus links to other resources.

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Infections of the bowel

An infection of the bowel can affect anyone at any time. Learn about the symptoms of a bowel infection and how you can treat it and prevent it.

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Gary's story: the dodgy chicken pie

Gary was struck down with food poisoning due to a chicken pie, so he called healthdirect after hours GP helpline. Read about his story and how he got help.

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Barbecuing food safely

Trusted information on food safety and barbeque cooking including cooking meat, keeping food cool, and fire safety.

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Swallowed substance

Trusted information about swallowed substances, common substances that are swallowed and information about how to store medicine safely can be found on this page.

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Allergies and hypersensitivities

Trusted information about allergies. Learn what your immune system can become hypersensitive to and recommended treatments for allergic reactions.

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