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  1. #1 Microbiology help 
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    Hi all,

    I have an assignment to complete and need some help on it, so any help given will be appreciated. I am currently studying Microbiology and the question relates to food microbiology.

    Basically i have to answer the following question:

    Campylobacter and Salmonellae are the most common causes of bacterial
    gastroenteritis. Compare and contrast the incidence, epidemiology,
    transmission and pathogenicity of these organisms.

    I am struggling to understand all of this and i have been researching but i may have over done it with the research and now im just confused. Could someone explain the following in terms of food microbiology and what i should be including for each section below?

    What does it mean by epidemiology?

    What does it mean transmission?

    What does it mean by pathogenicity?

    I am not asking for anyone to complete the question for me just a simple breakdown of what the above terms mean and what kind of information i should be looking to include in each section.


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    Epidemiology - at the population level, transmission - how it's spread, pathogenicity - effects in the body.


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    Incidence: is it all year long? seasonal? Is there a burst of the disease once in a few years or roughly the same people affected all the time.
    Epidemiology: Basically, where in the world is this disease and how much of the disease is there. This sort of includes incidence.
    Transmission: How does the disease spread? (person to person, eating contaminated foods, etc.)
    Pathogenicity: How it causes the body to malfunction. How does it evade your body's immune system?
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