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Staphylococcus aureus

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Meagan Clark

on 2 October 2013

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Staphylococcus aureus
What does it need to thrive?
It grows best at 37 degrees Celsius and pH levels of 7 to 7.5.
What are the foods/sources associated with it and possible contaminants?
Meats; poultry; custard; cream pies: egg, chicken, potato, and macaroni salads.
What is the implicated illness?
Causative agent in acute food poisoning episodes, toxic shock syndrome, impetigo, scalded skin syndrome, cellulitis, folliculitis and furuncles.
What are the symptoms associated with the illness?
Abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
What is the duration of the symptoms?
24-48 hours
What are the steps for prevention?
Wash your hands, keep wounds covered, reduce tampon risk, keep personal items personal.
What is the incubation period for the illness?
1-6 hours
A 3D depiction of staph.
How is your bacterium or parasite involved in the Farm-to-Table Cycle?
They can survive on domestic animals and it can cause a bumble foot in chickens and mastitis in cows when they enter the milk or meat they multiply and release toxins.
Staph can be very dangerous.
It can spread through domestic animals.
By; Meagan Clark and Avery Collins
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