Food Poisoning in Uzbekistan

Traveler advisories and reported cases of food poisoning and foodborne illness in Uzbekistan.

Have you fallen ill from food or drink, had food poisoning in Uzbekistan, or know the details of another traveler who has? Please submit information about what was consumed, where, or what others should avoid consuming.

True food poisoning occurs when a person ingests a contaminating chemical or a natural toxin, while most cases of foodborne illness are caused by a variety of foodborne pathogenic bacteria, viruses, or parasites that contaminate food. Such contamination usually arises from improper handling, preparation, or food storage.

Symptoms typically begin several hours to several days after ingestion and can include one or more of the following: nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, headache, or fatigue. In most cases the body is able to permanently recover after a short period of acute discomfort and illness. However, foodborne illness can result in permanent health problems or even death, especially in babies, young children, pregnant women (and their fetuses), elderly people, sick people and others with weak immune systems.

It's typically in the best interest of a business to keep their customers healthy, but is there a particular restaurant or market in Uzbekistan that you know of which consistently has problems with health and hygiene? Are there any food or drink items that travelers should exercise extreme caution with while visiting Uzbekistan?

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November 2nd, 2010

Hi , my name is Gulnora and i am originally from Uzbekistan. Looking at yo article i been thinking , well, thats possible to get food poisoned any where , not only in uzbekistan , thats very much self dependant , for ex. i did get poisoned in london in a very well known and expencieve restaraunt in a Knightbriedge , but never in Uzbekistan , about food of uzbekistan i would say its very delicious , make sure that u would try somsa, manti narin , they are really yummy :) , but dont overeat otherwise u might have some problems

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