Lecture 12 FBI Investigations

Lecture 12 FBI Investigations - Investigating Foodborne...

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Investigating Foodborne Outbreaks
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A Foodborne Outbreak Case Study on an international jet flight
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Staph Food Poisoning symptoms A violent onset of . .. Nausea Vomiting Diarrhea Cramps
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Steps Necessary for a Bacterial Foodborne Illness to Occur 1 . Causative organism. 2. Source and reservoir of organism. 3. Mode of dissemination of the organism from the source to a food. 4. Contaminated food must be capable of supporting the growth of the organism.
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Steps Necessary for a Bacterial Foodborne Illness to Occur 5 . Contaminated food must remain in a temperature range (suitable for growth of that organism) long enough for the organism to multiply to sufficient numbers or to produce sufficient toxin to cause illness.
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Steps Necessary for a Bacterial Foodborne Illness to Occur 6 . Quantity of contaminated food eaten must contain sufficient amounts of the organism or toxin to exceed the susceptibility threshold of the person who has eaten the food.
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Steps Necessary for a Bacterial Foodborne Illness to Occur These six factors are called the ‘chain of infection’ for bacterial foodborne illnesses. Viral and protozoan, foodborne illnesses require only factors 1, 2, 3 and 6. Diseases caused by plant toxicants would require only factors 1, 2 and 6.
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Public Health Infrastructure in the United States Public Health Infrastructure in the United States The county or city health department The front line of public health The State health department Epidemiologists Laboratorians Sanitarians
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Public Health Infrastructure in the United States Public Health Infrastructure in the United States The federal agencies: Risk identification agency: CDC Risk management/regulatory agencies: FDA, USDA, EPA "Tiered response" to emergencies CDC provides back-up to States: epidemiologists, laboratory support, coordination
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2009 for the course FDSC 3960 taught by Professor Gravani during the Spring '09 term at Cornell.

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Lecture 12 FBI Investigations - Investigating Foodborne...

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