CONTROL2 - The clostridia are opportunistic pathogens....

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CONTROL: Sanitary: Decontamination of infected animal products, deep burial of animal carcasses and the use of protective clothing can reduce the incidence of anthrax. Proper food handling, preparation and storage are essential to preventing food poisoning. Immunological: An avirulent spore vaccine for animals and those at high risk is available against anthrax. Clostridium ORGANISM: Genus: Clostridium Species: perfringens , tetani , botulinum , difficile GENERAL CONCEPTS:
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Unformatted text preview: The clostridia are opportunistic pathogens. Nonetheless, they are responsible for some of the deadliest diseases including gas gangrene, tetanus and botulism. Less life-threatening diseases include pseudomembranous colitis (PC) and food poisoning. Clostridia cause disease primarily through the production of numerous exotoxins. Chemotherapeutic: Penicillin, erythromycin or are drugs of choice for anthrax....
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