Oodborne Illness Short Answer Questions

Choose one of the following foodborne illnesses to complete this assignment:

A· Salmonella

A· Staphylococcus

A· Clostridium perfringens

A· Norovirus (formerly Norwalk virus)

A· Hepatitis A

A· Giardia or amoeba parasites

Write a 125to 150-word response to each of the following questions:

A· What is the infectious agent (pathogen) that causes this infectious disease? For example, the name of the bacteria, virus, or parasite.

A· How is this infectious agent transmitted through food or water?

A· What is an example of a real life outbreak of this foodborne illness in the United States?

A· What are the clinical symptoms, duration of the disease, and treatment if any?

A· What steps can be taken to prevent further outbreaks? Include individual as well as environmental precautions and methods.