Salmonellosis Case Study Essay

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Question 1: How is salmonellosis diagnosed? How does the method of diagnosis impact our understanding of the occurrence of salmonellosis in the community (e.g., burden of disease, trends over time, high-risk populations)? Diagnosis of salmonellosis involves testing a sample of stool, as well as isolation from samples of tissue, blood, or urine. Since it is commonly mistaken for the flu and involves similar symptoms to other illnesses, the method of diagnosis for salmonellosis is pretty hard to come by. Most people with salmonellosis don’t seek treatment, so they’re never aware that they even had it. Since it is a foodborne pathogen, has a common route of infection via oral ingestion, and is found in food products that we consume on a daily …show more content…

Also, to see if there were different serotypes between the egg vs. egg content cultures. The eggs were sanitized as part of a control measure to see whether that can be a method for eliminating the Salmonella. Question 16: What specific activities would you undertake as part of an environmental health assessment of the egg-producing farms? I would test the quality of air/water supply on the farms. I’d also carefully examine and possibly test the chickens who laid the eggs for possible infection (including their daily feed and litter type). I’d take notes of the kinds of animals/insects that roam the farms. Lastly, I’d involve the community by educating them on ways to prevent Salmonella and properly handle the eggs. Question 17: What food safety practices at the egg-producing farms might help prevent or reduce the risk of salmonellosis from the consumption of eggs from these farms? Reducing the risk of salmonellosis from these farms would include food safety practices such as: washing eggs and hands thoroughly, making sure that the farm is kept in good condition, feeding the chickens good food, and using fresh water

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