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Food-Borne Illness

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aubrey gilmore

on 10 December 2015

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Food-Borne Illness

What is Food poisoning?
Any illness resulting from ingestion of water and a wide variety of food contaminated with pathogenic microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, protozoa, fungi and their toxins and chemicals.
Viral Food Poisoning
Contaminated food and/or water
Contact with the infected
Common in young children
Sharing toys, touching contaminated surfaces
Poor hand hygiene
Touching food after poor hand hygiene
Touching infected surfaces
Parasitic Food Poisoning
Consumption of infected meat
Touching a cats litter
Eating under cooked meat
Unpasteurized goat milk
Water contaminated with feces
Poor hand hygiene
Anal sex
Water and soil contaminated with fecal matter.
Eating infected-raw food
Contact with infected animal/person
Questions? Comments?

Different Types of Food Poisoning
A. Bacterial Food Poisoning
B. Viral
C. Parasitic
Bacterial Food Poisoning
Found in animals, raw poultry, and birds
Staphylococcus aureus
Found in human nose and throat (also skin)
Clostridium perfingens

Found in animals and birds
Bacillus cereus
Found in soil, vegetation, cereals and spices
Clostridium botulinum
Found in the soil and assciated with vegetables and meats.
Cleanliness of store
Keep food separated
Inspect cans and jars
Inspect frozen food packaging
Select frozen foods and perishables last
Choose fresh eggs carefully
Be mindful of time and temp
Practice good hand hygiene
Food infection
refers to the presence of bacteria or other microbes that infect the body after consumption.
Food intoxication
refers to the ingestion of toxins contained in the food. Including exotoxins.
Exotoxins are toxins that are released by living bacteria cells.
Exotoxins are the most poisonous substance known.
It can cause damage to the host by destroying cells or disrupting cellular metabolism.
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