C. Scalded-skin syndrome
D. Hansen’s disease
E. Bacterial conjunctivitis
B and D. Hansen’s disease is simply another name for Leprosy. Leprosy is characterized by
its ability to remain dormant for up to 20 years as well as the effects observed relative to the
patients skin, nerves, lungs and eyes.
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1. Only directly ingesting the pre-formed Clostridium toxin (neither the bacteria nor its spores) will
cause disease in adults.
2. While visiting his grandparents, a 10-year-old child has green beans for dinner that were
harvested from his grandparents’ garden and canned the previous year. Severe illness sets in and
the child is taken to the hospital. Botulism is suspected, but what form? Explain your answer.
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1. True or False. Although there is no cure for tetanus, it can be prevented through vaccination.
2. Describe the symptoms and treatment regimen for someone infected with Clostridium perfringens.