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Foodborne Illness

Foodborne Illness – Staphylococcus • What is the infectious agent (pathogen) that causes this infectious disease? Staphylococcus is an unmodifiable bacterium that causes Botulism. Which mean that individuals have no control over catching or not catching this disease. Since botulism is such strong and dangerous bacteria, that ingesting the smallest amount can make individuals sick. More important is other living forms or life like bacteria’s are changing, and becoming resistant to the...

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Salmonella bacteria obtained through diagnostic testing with pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, or PFGE, to identify additional cases of illness that may be part of this outbreak. They used data from PulseNet, the national subtyping network made up of state and local public health laboratories and federal food regulatory laboratories that performs molecular surveillance of foodborne infections. This strain of Salmonella Heidelberg is common in the PulseNet database. Four to eight cases of this strain are reported...

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Foodborne Illness Short Ansewers

Choose one of the following foodborne illnesses to complete this assignment: * Salmonella * Staphylococcus * Clostridium perfringens * Norovirus (formerly Norwalk virus) * Hepatitis A * Giardia or amoeba parasites Write a 125- to 150-word response to each of the following questions: * What is the infectious agent (pathogen) that causes this infectious disease? For example, the name of the bacteria, virus, or parasite. Salmonella comes from bacteria called salmonella...

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Foodborne illness short answer questions

Foodborne Illness Short Answer Questions Salmonella 1) What is the infectious agent (Pathogen) that causes this infectious disease? The infectious agent (pathogen) that causes salmonella is called salmonella enteriditis. The bacteria is larger than a virus; but, is visible to the eye with the microscope. It is rod-shaped, gram negative, non-motile bacteria that does not form spores. It infects the cell, multiplies within it; then, bursts the cell. Special effector protein factors are required...

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Foodborne Illness: Salmonella

Foodborne Illness: Salmonella SCI/162 What is the infectious agent (pathogen) that causes this infectious disease? For example, the name of the bacteria, virus or parasite. Salmonella is a bacteria that was discovered more than one hundred years ago by a scientist named Dr. Daniel E. Salmon, who the bacteria is named after. The bacteria are living microscopic creatures that are found in the feces of people or animals and spread to other people or other animals. There are more than 2,000 strains...

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foodborne illness

Foodborne Illnesses Imagine yourself spending the night out with your friends. You all decide to visit this new restaurant that everyone has been talking about. The atmosphere is nice and the food tastes great. Everything goes well that is at least until you get home. Your stomach doesn’t feel quite right. Over the next few days you find yourself feeling really sick. You just can’t seem to keep any food down. You think to yourself maybe it’s just a stomach bug and it will go away in a day or two...

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Foodborne Illnesses

Foodborne Illness What is Foodborne Illness? According to a medical dictionary, foodborne illness is an acute gastrointestinal infection caused by consuming food contaminated with pathogenic, bacteria, toxins, viruses, prions or parasites. Such contamination was caused by improper food handling, preparation or storage of food. Contacts between food and pests, especially flies, cockroaches and rodents are a further cause of contamination of food. Foodborne illness can also be caused by adding...

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Foodborne Illnesses

SCI/162 Week Seven: Foodborne Illness Choose one of the following foodborne illnesses to complete this assignment: • Salmonella Write a 125- to 150-word response to each of the following questions: • What is the infectious agent (pathogen) that causes this infectious disease? For example, the name of the bacteria, virus, or parasite. Salmonellosis is the infectious agent that causes the infectious disease Salmonella and has been known to cause illness for over 100 years. Despite...

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Foodborne Illness Paper

 Food-Borne Illnesses: Norovirus Gofel Grandison SCI163: Elements of Health and Wellness Professor Hilda Whitmore December 13, 2014 .Food-Borne Illnesses: Norovirus According to Stop Foodborne Illness (2014), a food-borne illness is classified as an infection or irritation of the gastrointestinal tract caused by food or beverages that contain harmful bacteria, parasites, viruses, or chemicals. There are a host of food-borne illnesses and the symptoms and prevention methods vary...

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Food Born Illness: Hepatitis a

A A food-borne illness is any illness resulting from the consumption of contaminated food, pathogenic bacteria, viruses, or parasites that contaminate foods (Wikipedia, 2012). Foodborne illness usually arises from improper handling, preparation, or food storage. Each year in the United States between 6.5 to 33 million cases of illness are attributed to food-borne illness and 9,000 people die as the result.(Abgrall & Misner, 1998) Hepatitis A is a common food borne illness, which can be treated...

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