Food poisoning: bacillus cereus [top]

  • Acute episode diarrhoea, vomiting
  • <6 hours incubation
  • Contaminated rice

Food poisoning: Salmonella typhi [top]

  • Acute episode diarrhoea, fever, vomiting
  • Abdominal cramps, headache
  • Undercooked poultry / eggs

Food poisoning: Staphylococcus aureus [top]

  • Acute episode diarrhoea, vomiting
  • <6 hours incubation
  • Contaminated meat

Rotavirus enteritis [top]

  • Acute episode diarrhoea usually in children usually less than 5
  • Vomiting, fever

Norwalk virus enteritis [top]

  • Vomiting with diarrhoea acute episode diarrhoea
  • Typically occurs in large outbreaks, for example schools, cruise ship

Food poisoning: Clostridium perfringens [top]

  • Acute episode diarrhoea, minimalvomiting
  • Incubation 12 hours
  • Contaminated meat

Food poisoning: Vibrio para haemolyticus [top]

  • Acute episode diarrhoea, vomiting
  • Incubation 24 hours
  • Contaminated seafood

Viral gastroenteritis [top]

  • Acute episode diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fever
  • Contact with infective individuals / contaminated water

Clostridium difficile [top]

  • Acute episode diarrhoea
  • Previous antibiotic therapy