Students in our classes sometimes ask how it is possible for a single enteric carrier to infect 1,000 people at a buffet or for a box turtle to expose someone to food infection. We always suggest that they use their imagination. Provide a detailed course of events that would lead to these types of outbreaks.
Answer to relevant QuestionsExplain the reasons for an increase in numbers of pertussis cases. Why is it so difficult to trace the historical origin of disease, as with syphilis? Describe the conditions that lead to disease by L forms. What would you expect to see microscopically from a scraping of the white patch? Describe other diagnostic procedures for this infection. a. If a person returns from traveling afflicted with trypanosomiasis or leishmaniasis, is he or she generally infective to others? b. Why or why not? c. Explain why there is no malaria above 6,000 feet in altitude.
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