Microbiology Digestive System Case Study:
Linda and Steve go on their honeymoon to the Florida Keys. When there, they decide to swim with the manatees. While swimming with them, Linda slips and gets a mouthful of water. The water is a little cloudy, and she thinks nothing of it. A week later, she has nausea, gas, continuous diarrhea, and exhaustion. Nothing seems to stop the diarrhea. She goes to her primary care doctor, and she gives a stool sample. The doctor diagnosis her based on the protozoan he finds.
- What is the diagnosis of the individual? What is the infectious agent?
- Could Linda have been sick for a long time? What caused the illness?
- How should she be treated at this point?
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1. What is the diagnosis of the individual? Diarrhea What is the infectious agent? Cryptosporidium.... View the full answer