The 12 Bacteria
Escherichia coli O157:H7 (aka E. coli 0157:H7)
BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR ONE OF THESE CREEPY CRITTERS.
Here are some questions that will help you develop a profile on your bad bug.
NAME OF BACTERIUM (Pathogen): _____________________________________
_____ What does it need to thrive?
_____ What are the foods/sources associated with it and possible contaminants?
_____ What is the implicated illness?
_____ What is the incubation period for the illness?
_____ What are the symptoms associated with the illness?
_____ What is the duration of the symptoms?
_____ What are the steps for prevention?
_____ Draw a picture or make a model of your bacterium.
_____ What is your bacterium's implication in the Farm-to-Table Continuum?
(how your bacterium can spread and how it can be prevented at each step)
_____ Farm _____ Processing _____ Transportation _____ Retail _____ Home (table)