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What are the two types of enterotoxins produced by B. cereus strains?
-Heat stable enterotoxin
What does the heat stable enterotoxin of B. cereus cause?
Emetic disease characterized by vomiting
T or F? The heat stable enterotoxin of B. cereus causes infection.
False, it is actually an intoxication
When does intoxication by heat stable B. cereus usually occur?
After ingestion of contaminated rice
When do symptoms of intoxication by heat stable B. cereus occur?
Begin 1 to 6 hours after ingestion of contaminated rice and are usually over within 24 hours
What does the heat labile enterotoxin of B. cereus cause?
Diarrheal disease that is a typical gastroenteritis
How is intoxication by heat labile enterotoxin of B. cereus acquired?
Ingestion of contaminated meats, vegetables, or sauces
T or F? B. cereus strains can cause serious ocular infections following eye trauma.
T or F? B. cereus strains are difficult to cultivate and identify in the laboratory.
False, they are easy to cultivate and identify
T or F? Both forms of gastrointestinal disease caused by B. cereus are self-limiting and typically not treated with antibiotics.
How are B. cereus eye infections treated?
Ciprofloxacin, clindamycin, gentamicin, or vancomycin
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