Week 7 Assignment Salmonella


Choose one of the following foodborne illnesses to complete this assignment:

  • Salmonella
  • Staphylococcus
  • 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.