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STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS

Occurrence: humans and warm-blooded animals, ear, nose and throat. Infected cuticle. Food handled by contaminated hands like salad, peeled boiled eggs and pizza. Relatively short course of disease 1-3 days.

Incubation period 1-6 hours.

Symptoms: vomiting, abdominal cramps and diarrhea.

Reason for outbreaks: food contaminated by dirty hands and stored at too high of a temperature. The bacteria can produce toxins that causes illness when eaten. Because cooking cannot destroy these toxins preventing bacteria growth is critical.

Prevention: good hand hygiene and proper refrigeration.