FOODBORNE - Vibrio parahaemolyticus milder GI upset (but...

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Bacterial food poisonings toxin is already present when food is consumed Staphylococcal food poisoning—some strains of Staphylococus aureus —violent vomiting & diarrhea but relatively short-lived Botulism— Clostridium botulinum —neurotcxin that blocks transmission of nerve impulses to skeletal muscle causing flaccid paralysis Bacterial infections living bacteria in body cause the trouble Salmonellosis— Salmonella— fever, nausea, diarrhea—usually lasts for several days—often associated with raw poultry Typhoid fever— Salmonella typhi— high fever & headache, diarrhea later in disease—can be fatal Campylobacter infections—fever, cramping, pain, diarrhea Helicobacter infections— Helicobacter pylori— cause of most stomach ulcers Cholera— Vibrio cholerae—
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Unformatted text preview: Vibrio parahaemolyticus milder GI upset (but still bad) usually associated with shellfish Travelers diarrheastrains of Escherichia coli that produce enterotoxin Shigellosis Shigella speciesbacillary dysentery Listeriosis Listeria monocytogenes mild flulike illness in most but can cause severe damage to fetus or miscarriage Viruses Polioheadache, sore throat, fever, paralysis in small percentage of cases Rotavirus diarrheareally bad stomach virus Norwalk gastroenteritisregular stomach virus but still miserable Hepatitis Anausea & diarrhea, liver is affected but not as severely as in hepatitis B MononucleosisEpstein-Barr virusfever, sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes & spleen spread in saliva...
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course MCB MCB2010 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.

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