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Flashcards in Norovirus and Toxoplasma gondii Deck (8):
1

What is the infectious dose for norovirus?

Slide 7.

2

What is the reservoir for norovirus?

Humans!

3

Why can norovirus be difficult to study in a laboratory setting?

You cannot culture it in the lab.

4

What form does Toxoplasma gondii take when outside of a host (cat, mouse, etc)?

Oocyst.

5

Why are pregnant women recommended not to clean out a cats litter box?

Because cats are carriers of Toxoplasma gondii

6

True or false: most cases of foodborne illness are due to organisms we recognize to be pathogens

See slide 2; it is estimated that most foodborne illnesses are due to "unspecified agents", suggesting there are many more pathogens we still do not know about

7

The most common cause of foodborne illness in the United States is due to what organism?

Norovirus

8

What imported food is a growing concern for transmission of Toxoplasma to humans?

Imported meats such as wild boar and wild game meat