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The Blackout Syndrome
Episode Three: Intruder

You Read about Food Poisoning

Disease Name Typical Source   Causative Agent   Suggested Drug Therapy
Gram-positive cocci
"Food poisoning"   Meat, milk, bakery Staphylococcus (various) None usually necessary
Gram-negative bacilli
Brucellosis Meat, milk Brucella (various) Various in combination
Salmonellosis Food Salmonella (various) None usually necessary
Shigellosis Food Shigella (various) Ampicillin
Gram-positive bacilli
Listeriosis Raw milk Listeria monocytogenes Ampicillin, gentamicin
"Food poisoning"   Meat Clostridium perfringens None usually necessary
Gram-negative curved bacilli
Cholera Food, water Vibrio cholerae Ampicillin, chloramphenicol
"Food poisoning"   Shellfish, seawater Vibrio vulnificus Penicillin
"Food poisoning"   Meat, water Campylobacter fetus (jejuni) Erythromycin, ampicillin

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