Prelim 1 2003

Prelim 1 2003 - Name: Food/BioMI 394 Prelim #1 10/17/03 You...

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Name: Food/BioMI 394 Prelim #1 10/17/03 You are working with the proper authorities associated with the detection of microorganisms responsible for outbreaks. A local juice manufacturer is believed to be responsible for a recent outbreak: 1. Because people who believe they have a case of food poisoning have been calling your office, you most likely will be working as a: a. county health official b. state health official c. national health official d. UN ambassador 2. As per the CDC definition of an outbreak, you know this case could be called an outbreak if: a. there or three or more cases of a disease within a 12 hour period b. there are three or more cases of a disease from a single location c. there is an occurrence of two or more cases of a disease transmitted by a single food d. there is a single incident from a single contaminated food 3. Food micro is obviously a very important field (which is why you got in this business in the first place), just how important is shown by the number of illness associated with food microorganism per year, which are: a. 5-6 million b. 25-250 million c. 8,000-10,000 d. 300-1200 4. To begin your investigation, you must ask questions to those who believe they are sick, which question would you not ask: a. the place you ate b. your history of foodborne illness c. what you ate d. the names of people who ate with you 5. You shake your head sometimes because food outbreaks have increased so much, and can, impart, be attributed to everything except : a. hygiene b. increase in non-thermal processes c. longevity of an average person’s life d. change in organisms/nature of a disease
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6. As you begin your investigation, you must remember that which of the following is true: a. Foodnet is a resource for pooling state information on foodborne illness data b. the vast majority of organism are isolated in an outbreak c. there is little or no difference between states in detecting outbreaks d. all of the above are true 7. If known, all of the following information should be included in your case definition of an outbreak except : a. organism b. previous outbreaks associated with the food c. duration of illness d. all of the above should be included 8. Speaking of case definition, it should include symptoms. You know that the symptoms included in the case definition must: a. occur in 10% of the cases b. any symptoms reported by sick people are included c. all symptoms except fatigue can be included d. symptoms reported are up to the discretion of the person(s) creating the definition for that case
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course FD SC 394 taught by Professor Batt,c.a. during the Fall '05 term at Cornell.

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Prelim 1 2003 - Name: Food/BioMI 394 Prelim #1 10/17/03 You...

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