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VUMIE Gastrointestinal (GI) Infections

Gastrointestinal (GI) infections are probably the most commonly encountered infections.  Vomiting and diarrhea can be caused by a variety of pathogens and noxious chemicals, and so tracing the root cause can be helpful in preventing the potential spread of an outbreak.  When microbes are at fault, the cause is typically contaminated water or food, and so isolating the offending substance is at the heart of controlling an outbreak.

In this activity, you will explore a case study centered on a gastrointestinal infection.  Was it something in the food or water?  How was it acquired?  Only your case study and work in the Virtual Lab can answer that!  

Open the VUMIEtm 2012 software and turn in the Micro Digital Media lab manual to Exercise 27.  

Your instructor will direct you on whether to turn in the Virtual Lab Report or completed MDM Exercise 27 pages.  

When done, you may be asked to take the quiz over this material.