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It is a common misconception that the highly acidic environment of the stomach will keep the stomach immune from infection. However, studies have shown that most cases of stomach ulcers and gastritis are caused by bacterial infection.
The vast majority of cases of serious gastric illness cases Thompsons raise are connected with poor hygiene experienced while on a foreign holiday.
Gastric illness, often commonly known as food poisoning, can be caused by either contaminated food or water. Most food and water-borne illnesses are spread are caused by food that you eat or water you drink that has been contaminated by faeces.
In most outbreaks, a failure in recommended food preparation or storage practices is responsible.
Bacteria take quite a long time to reproduce inside the human gut and some people are more resistant than others meaning the time before an illness is obvious is different from person to person.
Commonly, a period of up to two days can pass after a ‘bad’ meal before symptoms begin to show.
Some symptoms can appear more quickly. If there is a lot of toxin in the food when eaten the stomach is likely to react quite quickly by vomiting to try to remove the poison. This can happen within a few hours of eating the affected food.