An acute, often severe gastrointestinal disorder characterized by vomiting and diarrhea and caused by eating food contaminated with bacteria, especially bacteria of the genus Salmonella, or the toxins they produce.
Poisoning caused by ingesting substances, such as certain mushrooms, that contain natural toxins.
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