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Common bacteria and viruses found in food.
Common microorganisms found in food
- Corynebacterium, Leuconostoc - found in dairy products
- Achromobacter - found in meat, poultry, seafoods
- Bacteriodes, Proteus - found in eggs and meats
- Pseudomonas - found in meats, poultry, eggs
Common pathogenic bacteria found in food
- Clostridium botulinum
- Salmonella spp.
- Clostridium perfringens
- Botulinum spp.
- Streptococci spp.
- Lactobacillus spp.
- Shigellas spp.
- Salmonella spp.
- Listeria monocytogenes
- Staphlococcus aureus
- Escherichia coli
- Campylobacter jejuni
- Bacillus cereus
- Pseudomonas spp.
- Vibrio spp.
Common pathogenic viruses found in food
- Hepatitis A virus
Some Major Bacterial Diseases Transmitted to Humans by Food
- Campylobacter - causes Campylobacteriosis
- Listeria monocytogenes- causes Listeriosis
- Salmonella spp. - Salmonellosis
- Salmonella typhi - causes Typhoid fever
- Shigella dysenteriae - causes Dysentery
- Vibrio cholerae - causes Cholera
- Yersinia enterocolitica - causes Diarrheal disease
- Enterobacteriaceae - causes Enteric disease
Some Major Viral Diseases Transmitted to Humans by Food
- ECHO virus- causes Gastroenteritis
- HAV virus- caauses Hepatitis type A
- Norwalk agent - causes Viral diarrhea
- Rotavirus - causes Infant diarrhea
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