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Alex Devonmille and Kari Caines

BACILLUS CEREUS

Sources

A variety of foods, particularly rice and leftovers, as well as sauces, soups, and other prepared foods that have sat out too long at room temperature

People at risk

Anyone YOPI

Symptoms

  • Diarrheal: Watery diarrhea and abdominal cramps
  • Emetic (vomiting): Nausea and vomiting

It last for

24 hours

Prevent by

  • If food is to be stored longer than two hours, keep hot foods hot (over 140°F) and cold foods cold (40°F or under).
  • Store cooked food in a wide, shallow container and refrigerate as soon as possible.

BOTULISM

Food poisoning caused by a bacterium (botulinum) growing on improperly sterilized canned meats and other preserved foods.

Comes from

  • Infants: Honey, home-canned vegetables and fruits, corn syrup
  • Children and adults: Home-canned foods with a low acid content, improperly canned commercial foods, home-canned or fermented fish, herb-infused oils, baked potatoes in aluminum foil, cheese sauce, bottled garlic, foods held warm for extended periods of time

Symptoms

  • Infants: Lethargy, weakness, poor feeding, constipation, poor head control, poor gag and sucking reflex
  • Children and adults: Double vision, blurred vision, drooping eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, dry mouth and muscle weakness

Prevent by

  • Be very careful when canning foods at home
  • Do not let babies eat honey
  • Get prompt medical care for infected wounds

CAMPYLOBACTER

A bacterium that sometimes causes abortion in animals and food poisoning in humans.

Comes From Raw and undercooked poultry, unpasteurized milk, contaminated water.

Symptoms Diarrhea, cramps, fever, and vomiting; diarrhea may be bloody.

Last for 2-10 days

YOPI are most likely to get it

Prevent by

  • Always cook meat, especially poultry, to safe minimum temperatures
  • Keep raw meat, especially poultry, separate from other foods.
  • Do not drink raw or unpasteurized milk.

If you get it go to the doctor, Drink lots of fluids, get a lot of rest


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3 [pictture clostridium prefingens

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