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Lose a Million (Bacteria) Game: #1

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  1.  Pathogens that were not previously known to cause human illness are called:
    a) Energetic
    b) Egyptian
    c) Emerging
    d) Elemental
  2. Botulism is most commonly caused when this home activity is done improperly:
    a) Canning
    b) Baking
    c) Grilling
    d) Vacuuming
  3. This bacterium is the leading cause of diarrhea in the U.S., resulting in up to 6 million illnesses each year.
    a) Lactobacillus
    b) Campylobacter jejuni
    c) E. coli O157:H7
    d) Vibrio cholerae
  4. What mathematical value is used to calculate the reduction of bacteria in order to make food safe?
    a) Quotient
    b) Square Root
    c) Radius
    d) Logarithm


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