Flashcards in Norovirus and Toxoplasma gondii Deck (8):
What is the infectious dose for norovirus?
What is the reservoir for norovirus?
Why can norovirus be difficult to study in a laboratory setting?
You cannot culture it in the lab.
What form does Toxoplasma gondii take when outside of a host (cat, mouse, etc)?
Why are pregnant women recommended not to clean out a cats litter box?
Because cats are carriers of Toxoplasma gondii
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
The most common cause of foodborne illness in the United States is due to what organism?