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Project 8.1.4 Mystery Illness

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Celeste Simone

on 8 August 2014

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Transcript of Project 8.1.4 Mystery Illness

Thank You!
*Temperature: 101.1*
*Blood Pressure: 90/50
*Heart Rate: 120 bpm
Is the pathogen contagious or infectious
This pathogen, Campylobacter, is infectious bacteria.
How does the pathogen enter the body?
Campylobacter enters the body through contact with the raw juices from the chicken. One drop of the juice is enough to infect a person with this bacterium.
Prevention & Treatment
1. Cook all poultry products thoroughly to an internal temperature of 165*F. Juices must run clear!

2. Wash hands with soap before AND after preparing food.

3. Prevent cross-contamination in the kitchen by using separate cutting boards. Thoroughly clean all cutting boards, countertops, and utensils with soap and hot water after preparing raw food of animal origin.

4. Do not drink unpasteurized milk or untreated surface water.
Prevention:
Insert prevention here
Patient history:

Patient is a 2 yr old male that has been experiencing diarrhea, fever and abdominal pain. Parent is concerned because three days ago the babysitter was cutting up raw chicken on his high chair tray.

Project 8.1.4 Mystery Illness

Probable Pathogen:
Campylobacter
Vital Signs
Treatment includes drinking extra fluids as long as the diarrhea lasts to prevent dehydration. Antimicrobial therapy is warranted only for patients with severe disease or those at high risk for severe disease.
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