SCI 163 Week 4 Food Borne Illness Paper

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SCI 163 Week 4 Food
Borne Illness Paper


Write a 500- to 750-word paper on one of the
following food-borne illnesses:

  • Salmonella

  • Staphylococcus

  • Clostridium

  • Norovirus
    (formerly Norwalk virus)

  • Hepatitis A

  • Giardia or
    amoeba parasites

Address the following in your

  • 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.

  • Explain the
    immune system's role in protecting the body from disease

  • 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.
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