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Desiree Chambers Module 4 Milestone 1 IHP-330 Salmonellosis is a gastrointestinal infection caused by bacteria which typically last about five to seven days after the twelve to thirty-six-hour incubation period. Symptoms range from headache, diarrhea, abdominal pain and maybe even be accompanied by a fever. Salmonella is usually transmitted by food or water contaminated with animal fecal matter. (Carneiro,2012) The number of incidence of laboratory confirmed cases of salmonella in the Caribbean as reported by the Ministry of Health as it pertains to Trinidad and Tobago per 100,000 population from 1995-1997 was approximately 86 cases a year per 100,000. Of these cases there were on average four death annually which brings the total number of deaths over a 10-year period to 40 deaths. With a mortality rate of .0001 per thousand per year. This pathogen has been a public health concern in the Caribbean not only effecting the natives but also tourist and surrounding land masses such as Barbados, Martinique and Antigua. (CDC,2016) The Caribbean
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  • Fall '16
  • Epidemiology, Trinidad and Tobago, Animal fecal matter, thirty-six-hour incubation period

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