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Bacillus cereus causes two types of food poisoning. One of its toxins causes vomiting and another causes diarrhea. Some unlucky people get both types at once.
Brucellosis is a zoonosis or a disease that can be transmitted from animals to humans. People can also get the disease by eating products from infected animals. It is also known as undulant fever or Mediterranean fever.
Campylobacter are a common cause of food poisoning.
Cholera is caused by an enterotoxin produced by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. There have been and continue to be massive pandemics of this disease across the world.
Clostridial bacteria are anaerobic and usually cause diseases by producing a toxin. Tetanus, botulism, and gas gangrene are examples diseases caused by clostridium.
E. coli is the common name for the bacteria called Escherichia coli. The disease it caused is sometimes known as colibacillosis. E. coli is a normal component of intestinal flora. Pathogenic strains of the bacteria can cause severe gastrointestinal disease. Many strains can cause skin and wound infections and abscesses.
Legionellosis, also known as Legionnaires' Disease, is a pulmonary disease caused by the bacteria Legionella pneumophila. It is transmitted by droplets from contaminated water sources.
Listeriosis is caused by the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes. It is a foodborne infection that affects the brain.
Plague is a severe disease caused by the bacteria, Yersinia pestis. It has several forms - bubonic plague, pneumonic plague, and septicemic plague. It can be successfully treated with antibiotics if the disease is recognized in time. This is the disease that caused the "black death" throughout history. It is transmitted by fleas from infected rats and other rodents. It can also spread person to person via body fluids and aerosol droplets.
Rat bite fever is a rare, acute, febrile disease spread by infected rodents and can be caused by two specific types of bacteria, Streptobacillus moniliformis and Spirillum minus.
Shigellosis, also known as bacillary dysentery in its most severe manifestation, is a foodborne illness caused by infection by bacteria of the genus Shigella.
Staphylococcal or Staph bacteria cause several diseases. The toxin produced by Staph in food causes a type of food poisoning. Staphylococci also cause skin, surgical site, and wound infections, some of which are resistant to most antibiotics. Staph are also one of the major causes of toxic shock syndrome.
Tularemia is a bacterial infection of wild rodents that is caused by the organism Francisella tularensis. It is transmitted to humans by contact with animal tissues or ticks. There is current concern about its use as a biological weapon.
Yersinia enterocolitica is a foodborne bacteria that causes an acute gastroenteritis.