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Unformatted text preview: Bacillus spores are inhaled and ingested by aveolar macrophages. These cells carry the bacteria to the regional lymph nodes, causing necrotic hemorrhaging which leads to death. 3. Gastrointestinal anthrax; ingestion of contaminated meat produces systemic symptoms which can lead to death. Mortality by gastrointestinal anthrax may be 50%. B. cereus food poisoning results from the ingestion of preformed enterotoxins, producing predominantly vomiting and diarrhea. The vomiting form is most often associated with ingestion of a heat stable toxin from contaminated rice, while the diarrheal form is most often associated with ingestion of a heat labile toxin from contaminated meat or vegetables....
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