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What happens if you eat spoiled meat?

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Eating spoiled meat can be very dangerous and cause extreme stomach upset and food poisoning from E. coli or salmonella bacteria. Common symptoms of food poisoning include vomiting, diarrhea, sever stomach cramping and fever. Food poisoning can also be caused by eating undercooked foods or those that came into contact with surfaces used to cook or prepare raw meats.

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What happens if you eat spoiled meat?
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In many cases, food poisoning can be resolved on its own just by waiting the episode out and staying hydrated. However, those who are very young, are very old or have other preexisting conditions may be more at risk and should seek medical attention immediately.

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