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Staphylococcus Aureus

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Wesley Crabb

on 26 March 2014

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Transcript of Staphylococcus Aureus

Threat of Staphylococcus Aureus
In depth analysis
S. Aureus
CDC, Initials. N.p.. Web. 26 Mar 2014. <http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/submenus/sub_staphylococcus.htm>.
New York Times, . N.p.. Web. 26 Mar 2014. <http://www.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/staph-aureus-food-poisoning/overview.html>.
Unexpected Dangers of Chicken Broth
Optimum Growing Conditions
What is Staphylococcus Aureus?
Reproduce through binary fission, a method of asexual reproduction in which one cell divides into equal parts to form two cells.
Average growth rate at optimum is about 42 minutes. If you start with one cell, you'll have approximately 8.6 billion at the end of one day.
Optimum growth temperature is 17 degrees centigrade. (Approx 62.6 degrees Fahrenheit)
Optimal food for growth is chicken broth at 17 degrees centigrade.
S. Aureus
is a bacteria.
Commonly found in foods that are handled by humans.
Bacteria is present on every humans skin and in their nasal passages.
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Bacteria's History
Staphylococcus Aureus
Bacteria's Prevalence
How Does
S. Aureus
Enter Food Supply
Bacteria is naturally occurring, and is present on the skin of at least 25% of the human population.

Bacteria also enters food supply through humans and can be transmitted to food through careless handling and preparation of foods.

S. Aureus can be detected in food under a microscope or identified as a cause of illness after infection.

There is now way to test for S. Aureus except examination under microscope. Identification generally takes an expert.
Food-borne Illness
Discovered in the year 1880

Sir Alexander Ogston (1844-1929) a surgeon is credited with the discovery

Discovered after surgeries in surgical abscesses as pus
S. Aureus
reproduces through a process called binary fission. A method of asexual(no sexual interaction) reproduction in which one cell divides into equal parts to form two cells.

S. Aureus
Symptoms and Treatment
Symptoms of
S. Aureus
include: Abdominal Cramping, Diarrhea, Loss of appetite, Nausea and Vomiting up to 24 hours.
Replacement of fluid and electrolytes lost from vomiting and diarrhea to avoid dehydration.
Contact your healthcare provider if:
Diarrhea contains blood or mucus.
Diarrhea develops one week after travel outside the U.S. or camping.
Treatment is general antibiotics.
Every age group is at risk, however the elderly are more susceptible due to weakened immune system.
S. Aureus
Thoroughly wash hands before cooking.

Wash raw fruits and vegetables.

Cook foods thoroughly to kill off bacteria

Always chill foods after cooking for storage.

Reheat leftovers to 165 degrees.
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