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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) in Schools

October 20, 2007

Questions and Answers about Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in SchoolsAnswers to commonly asked questions about preventing the spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin infections. CDC, along with parents and school officials, wants to do everything possible to protect students from MRSA skin infections. These are …

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Shigella – Overview

October 20, 2007

What sort of germ is Shigella? The Shigella germ is actually a family of bacteria that can cause diarrhea in humans. They are microscopic living creatures that pass from person to person. Shigella were discovered over 100 years ago by a Japanese scientist named Shiga, …

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How Does Food Become Contaminated?

October 20, 2007

We live in a microbial world, and there are many opportunities for food to become contaminated as it is produced and prepared. Many foodborne microbes are present in healthy animals (usually in their intestines) raised for food. Meat and poultry carcasses can become contaminated during …

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Foodborne Disease

October 20, 2007

What is foodborne disease? Foodborne disease is caused by consuming contaminated foods or beverages. Many different disease-causing microbes, or pathogens, can contaminate foods, so there are many different foodborne infections. In addition, poisonous chemicals, or other harmful substances can cause foodborne diseases if they are …