liveonearth (liveonearth) wrote,

Microbiology: Followup on Food Poisoning Q's

Which bugs (of the ones we've studied so far) cause vomiting?
Salmonella enteriditis (like cholera, also invades blood stream)
Staphylococcus aureus (endo & exo toxins)

Which bugs cause diarrhea but not vomiting?
C. perfringes (little vomit, not none)
ETEC (watery diarrhea)
EIEC (bloody diarrhea w/ WBC's)
EHEC (bloody diarrhea)
Campylobacter (more frequent cause of enterocolitis than Salmonella or Shigella, can cause bloody d)

Mnemonic for food poisoning bugs:
Eating Contaminated Stuff Causes Very Big Smelly Vomit

E.coli O157-H7 (undercooked meat, esp burger)
Clostridium botulinum (canned food or long time kept warm in no air)
Salmonella (poultry, meat, eggs)
Clostridium perfringes (reheated meat)
Vibrio paraheomolyticus (seafood)
Bacillus cereus (rice)
Staphylococcus aureus (meats, mayo, custard)
Vibrio vulnificuls (seafood)

What about Camylobactyer jejuni?
Tags: digestion, food poisoning, microbes

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