Topic: Hepatitis


Write 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.