Week 7 Assignment Salmonella
Choose one of the following foodborne illnesses to complete this assignment:
- Clostridium perfringens
- Norovirus (formerly Norwalk virus)
- Hepatitis A
- Giardia or amoeba parasites
Write a 125- to 150-word response to each of the following questions:
- What is the infectious agent (pathogen) that causes this infectious disease? For example, the name of the bacteria, virus, or parasite.
- How is this infectious agent transmitted through food or water?
- What is an example of a real life outbreak of this foodborne illness in the United States?
- What are the clinical symptoms, duration of the disease, and treatment if any?
- What steps can be taken to prevent further outbreaks? Include individual as well as environmental precautions and methods.