SCI 163 Week 4 Food Borne Illness Paper

SCI 163 Week 4 Food Borne Illness Paper

Write a 350- to 700-word paper on one of the following food borne illnesses:

• Salmonella
• Staphylococcus
• Clostridium perfringens
• Norovirus (formerly Norwalk virus)
• Hepatitis A
• Giardia or amoeba parasites

Address the following in your paper:

• Identify the infectious agent (pathogen)—for example, the name of the bacteria, virus, or parasite.
• Explain how the infectious agent is transmitted through food or water.
• Provide an example of a real life outbreak in the United States.
• Describe 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.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Review the additional resources from the Center for Writing Excellence located on the Materials page for further support:

• Grammar Rules
• Writing style and mechanics
• Formatting Microsoft® Word documents
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