Common Symptoms and Complications

September 2nd, 2007

Symptoms and Complications of Staphylococcal Food Poisoning

Symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, diarrhea, headache, fever, chills, weakness, and dizziness. Symptoms may occur in as little as 30 minutes after ingesting food contaminated with Staphylococcal toxin. Typically, symptoms will develop within 1 to 6 hours after eating contaminated food.

The onset of complications and the severity of the illness may depend on an individual’s response to the toxin, the amount of toxin present in the food, the amount of food consumed, and the age and overall health of the individual.

As with most foodborne illnesses, the young, the elderly, and those in poor health are more likely to suffer severe illness requiring intravenous therapy and hospitalization. Since the toxin is not affected by antibiotics, these medications are of no use in treating Staphylococcal food poisoning.

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The Law Firm of Eric H. Weinberg currently represents victims of food poisoning outbreaks throughout the country. If you or a family member has suffered from Staphlococcal food poisoning, and you have a question about your legal rights, you can request a free case evaluation from our firm by clicking on free case evaluation. You may also contact us toll free at 1-877-934-6274. To learn more about Staphylococcus aureus, food poisoning, and food poisoning law, please visit

The information contained on this page has been gathered from the websites of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration and other sources in the public domain.

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