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Poisoning

Most cases of poisoning happen at home so learn here about symptoms, prevention and what to do in an emergency.

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Salmonella

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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Environmental poisoning

Links to trusted information about environmental poisoning.

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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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Lead poisoning

Lead can enter the human body through breathing in or swallowing things contaminated with lead, but you can reduce your exposure by knowing the potential sources of lead in your environment.

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Swallowed substance treatments

Trusted information about swallowed substance treatments, as well as what to do if a substance has been swallowed or administered deliberately can be found on this page.

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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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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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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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Sepsis (septicaemia, or blood poisoning)

Sepsis ('septicaemia' or ‘blood poisoning’) is a serious, potentially fatal condition. Find out here about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments.

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Typhoid and paratyphoid

Typhoid and paratyphoid fever are similar diseases that are common in developing nations. Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatment for typhoid.

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