Infectious Disease

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Food Borne Illness

Foodborne illnesses are infections or irritations of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract caused by food or beverages that contain harmful bacteria, parasites, viruses, or chemicals. The GI tract is a series of hollow organs joined in a long, twisting tube from the mouth to the anus. Common symptoms of foodborne illnesses include vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, and chills.

Most foodborne illnesses are acute, meaning they happen suddenly and last a short time, and most people recover on their own without treatment. Rarely, foodborne illnesses may lead to more serious complications. Each year, an estimated 48 million people in the United States experience a foodborne illness. Foodborne illnesses cause about 3,000 deaths in the United States annually.

Definition of Flu Virus

A piece of code that is capable of copying itself and typically has a detrimental effect, such as corrupting the system or destroying data.The flu is an extremely contagious respiratory illness by influenza A or B virsus. Flu appears most frequently in winter and early spring. Flu virus attacks the body by spreading through the upper and/or lower respiratory tract.

What is a parasite

A parasite is an organism that lives in or on another organism (its host) and benefits by derving nutrients at the host's expense
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What is a superbug?

superbug is a strain of bacteria that has become resistant to antibiotic drugs
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