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 What is the difference between the stomach flu and food poisoning?

Stomach flu and food poisoning are very similar conditions, while initial symptoms typically include fever and diarrhea. But a stomach virus can take 24 to 48 hours to develop and can have other symptoms, including:

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Stomach or intestinal cramps
  • Joint stiffness
  • Weight loss

Food poisoning symptoms can begin to develop 2 to 6 hours after food consumption and other symptoms can include:

  • Fatigue
  • Muscle aches
  • Headache
  • Sweating
  • Eye swelling
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Thirst

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