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Ch 12: Foodborne Illnesses & Bacterial Infections: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Foodborne Illnesses and Bacterial Infections of the Gastrointestinal Tract chapter of this College Microbiology Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about bacterial infections of the GI tract and foodborne illnesses. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the types of illnesses and infections associated with the gastrointestinal tract required in a typical college microbiology course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other microbiology work.
  • Identify the foodborne illnesses and bacterial infections of the gastrointestinal tract concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
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This chapter of our college microbiology tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about bacterial infections of the GI tract and foodborne illnesses and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding diseases and illnesses of the GI tract, including causes, symptoms, prevention and treatment methods, or any other foodborne illness and bacterial infection of the GI tract topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their biology learning
  • Prefer learning biology visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their foodborne illnesses and bacterial infections of the GI tract unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in microbiology
  • Don't have access to their biology teacher outside of class

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  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning Objectives

  • Become familiar with the bacterial causes of tooth decay and cavities.
  • Differentiate between foodborne illness and food poisoning.
  • Discuss the symptoms and causes of botulism.
  • Describe the symptoms of food poisoning caused by salmonella.
  • Take a look at infections caused by Campylobacter.
  • Identify the common strains of E. coli.
  • Explore infections caused by E. coli and discuss their treatment and prevention.
  • Learn the symptoms and causes of listeriosis.
  • Describe the symptoms and causes of typhoid fever.
  • Understand the causes and symptoms of cholera.
  • Discuss the causes and symptoms of ulcers.
  • Explain the symptoms and causes of dysentery.

21 Lessons in Chapter 12: Foodborne Illnesses & Bacterial Infections: Tutoring Solution
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Cavities and Tooth Decay: Bacterial Causes of Common Dental Issues

1. Cavities and Tooth Decay: Bacterial Causes of Common Dental Issues

Did you know that getting cavities in your teeth is an infectious disease? Cavities are a result of bacteria in the genus Streptococcus. In this lesson, we will examine how bacteria contribute to tooth decay.

What Is a Foodborne Illness? - Definition and Common Types

2. What Is a Foodborne Illness? - Definition and Common Types

In this lesson we will discuss illness caused by consuming contaminated foods. This will include defining the little known difference between food poisoning and food infection.

What Is Botulism? - Food Poisoning Caused By the Bacterium Clostridium botulinum

3. What Is Botulism? - Food Poisoning Caused By the Bacterium Clostridium botulinum

The most toxic natural substance on Earth is not the venom of a snake or spider. Instead, it is a toxin made by a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. We will examine Botulism, a type of food poisoning caused by this toxin.

Salmonella: Symptoms of Food Poisoning Caused By Salmonella

4. Salmonella: Symptoms of Food Poisoning Caused By Salmonella

There is a very good reason for not eating raw cookie dough, despite how delicious it is. In this lesson, we will look at Salmonella, a bacterium often found in the dough's raw eggs, which can cause a serious case of foodborne illness.

What Is Campylobacter? - Infection Caused By Campylobacter Bacteria

5. What Is Campylobacter? - Infection Caused By Campylobacter Bacteria

You always hear about the dangers of eating undercooked chicken. In this lesson, we will examine Campylobacter, one common cause of bacterial food-borne infection acquired by eating raw poultry.

E. Coli: Common Strains and Pathogenic Varieties of E. Coli Bacteria

6. E. Coli: Common Strains and Pathogenic Varieties of E. Coli Bacteria

For each bacterial species, like E. coli, there can be many different strains. In this lesson we will discuss the common pathogenic strains of E. coli.

Escherichia Coli Infections: E. coli O157:H7

7. Escherichia Coli Infections: E. coli O157:H7

E. coli O157:H7 is one of the most infamous causes of foodborne illness. In this lesson, we will discuss how E. coli O157:H7 causes disease in the human host.

E. coli O157:H7 - Diagnosis, Treatment & Prevention

8. E. coli O157:H7 - Diagnosis, Treatment & Prevention

E. coli O157:H7 is one of the most infamous causes of foodborne illness. In this lesson, we will discuss the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of E. coli O157:H7.

Listeriosis: Bacterial Infection from Listeria Monocytogenes

9. Listeriosis: Bacterial Infection from Listeria Monocytogenes

Women have a lot to worry about during pregnancy. In this lesson we will discuss one more threat to developing babies, the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes, and the foodborne illness it can cause.

Typhoid Fever: Symptoms, Causes and Salmonella Typhi

10. Typhoid Fever: Symptoms, Causes and Salmonella Typhi

Have you ever heard of the infamous Typhoid Mary, a cook responsible for spreading disease to over a thousand unlucky diners? In this lesson, we will learn about typhoid fever and the causative organism Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi.

Food Poisoning from Clostridium perfringens & Clostridium Perfringens Enterotoxin

11. Food Poisoning from Clostridium perfringens & Clostridium Perfringens Enterotoxin

Clostridium perfringens is a common soil bacteria that causes a mild case of food poisoning. In this lesson, we will look at one particularly severe outbreak and the factors leading to the higher-than-normal number of deaths that occurred.

What Is Cholera? - Disease Symptoms and Vibrio Cholerae

12. What Is Cholera? - Disease Symptoms and Vibrio Cholerae

Throughout history, outbreaks of cholera have devastated populations all over the world. In this first of two lessons, we will begin our investigation of cholera by looking at the bacterial species that causes the disease: Vibrio cholerae.

Cholera: Causes, Treatment and Prevention

13. Cholera: Causes, Treatment and Prevention

Cholera is a deadly disease characterized by profuse, watery diarrhea. In this second lesson dedicated to cholera, we will examine the treatment and prevention of the disease.

What Is an Ulcer: Causes, Symptoms and Helicobacter pylori

14. What Is an Ulcer: Causes, Symptoms and Helicobacter pylori

Once thought to be caused by a stressful life and spicy foods, stomach ulcers have been causing severe pain in people for years. In this lesson, we will look at the bacteria Helicobacter pylori, now confirmed to be the real cause of most stomach ulcers.

Brucellosis: Infectious Disease Caused by the Brucella Bacteria

15. Brucellosis: Infectious Disease Caused by the Brucella Bacteria

In this lesson we will learn about the bacterial pathogen Brucella. Brucella is a human and livestock pathogen that was also the first biological agent weaponized by the United States.

Dysentery and the Bacteria Shigella: Symptoms & Causes

16. Dysentery and the Bacteria Shigella: Symptoms & Causes

You can catch all sorts of diseases from fecal-oral contamination. Shigella is a human fecal bacteria that can cause a potentially fatal dysentery by consuming as few as 10 cells, an amount far too small to ever notice.

Food Poisoning from Staphylococcus Aureus Bacteria

17. Food Poisoning from Staphylococcus Aureus Bacteria

Staphylococcus aureus is a deadly bacteria often associated with life-threatening infections. Did you know that S. aureus can also cause food poisoning? In this lesson, we'll explore this often overlooked foodborne illness.

Clostridium Perfringens: Symptoms & Treatment

18. Clostridium Perfringens: Symptoms & Treatment

Clostridium perfringens is a bacterium that is estimated to cause nearly one million cases of food poisoning annually in the United States. It can also cause very dangerous wound infections. In this lesson, learn about this dynamic microbe, its symptoms, and treatment for illness.

What is Clostridium Botulinum? - Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

19. What is Clostridium Botulinum? - Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

''Clostridium botulinum'' is a bacterium found in soil throughout the world. It produces botulinum, one of the most toxic poisons known. In this lesson, learn about this bacterium's characteristics and its impact.

What is Staphylococcus Aureus? - Definition & Characteristics

20. What is Staphylococcus Aureus? - Definition & Characteristics

Zits and lesions and rashes, oh my! Oh, and MRSA for good measure. In this lesson learn about one of the most common, mildly annoying, and occasionally lethal bacteria in the natural world, ''Staphylococcus aureus.''

What is Tooth Decay? - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

21. What is Tooth Decay? - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Getting a filling or a root canal is no fun, but you may have to have these procedures if you suffer from tooth decay. Tooth decay may be one of the world's most common health problems, but it can be prevented with good dental care. Read on to find out more!

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