Asked in Conditions and Diseases
Conditions and Diseases
What disease can you contact for eating contaminated canned food?
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Asked in Microbiology, Immune System
What are examples of indirect contact between you and a pathogen?
Asked in Health, Conditions and Diseases, Hepatitis
Why should you get vaccinated for hepatitis A?
Asked in Health, Conditions and Diseases
Name a few diseases a human could get from contaminated waters?
How is mad cow disease transferred?
Asked in Health, Cows and Cattle, Cattle Health
Can humans get mad cow disease?
People do not get Mad Cow Disease. No human can get mad cow disease but humans can be infected by eating meat from a contaminated cow that has mad cow disease. The disease in people that has been associated with humans is called variant Creutzfeldt Jakob disease (vCJD) that is also a progressive fatal neurological disease.
Asked in Viruses (biological)
How does the Norovirus spread?
The Norovirus spreads through the air and you can also get it by touching things that have germs, bacteria, and fungus. The Norovirus is transmitted by eating foods contaminated by faeces i.e.people handling the food who have not washed/washed correctly their hands after going to the toilet. Water contaminated as above Airborne- through aerosolization coughing, sneezing etc. Touching- direct contact such as kissing and sexual contact and indirect contact touching contaminated surfaces.
Asked in Botulism
How do you get botulism?
You get botulism from a toxin produced by bacteria Also - it can enter the body through a wound contaminated by the organism and the organism needn't be present if the toxin has already been produced. Infants may get it from eating unpasteurised honey but most botulism occurs after eating improperly canned or cooked foods.
Asked in Microbiology
What is caused by the spread of harmful microorganisms?
Asked in Fish, Orangutans
Why is a bird eating a contaminated fish more damaging to the ecosystem than a fish eating a smaller contaminated fish?