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Unformatted text preview: Vaccine: none Antiserum available - only neutralizes toxin in bloodstream. Infant botulism Infants consume endospore (ex: in honey) → germinates in GI tract due to lack normal flora → produces neurotoxin → blood → CNS Food Infection (Bacterial Enteritis)- Salmonella sp. (enteritidis, typhimurium ) Gram neg. bacilli. Virulence: Endotoxins (cell wall lipids) Source: GI tract animals: i.e., poultry, pork, pets, turtles, sometimes human carriers. Meats - infection due to inadequate cooking. Other foods infected during preparation - by hands, utensils, cutting boards, etc. Disease: Inc. pd. 8-36 hrs. Organisms invade and damage intestinal mucosa → inflammation. Accomp. by abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, fever. Self-limiting - lasts several days (approx. 3 days). Organism can be isolated from stool, food. Carriers common following infection....
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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.
- Fall '09