Smith, Jacinta Telephone interview November 1 2005
She is a microbiologist and works at the Center for Desease Control
What do microbioligist do
we work with microbs not visible to the nakedeye. Such as bacteria viruses and even some yeast. I partically work with food born pathogens
Where did you get your degrees
Howlong did this take you..
4 yers for undegrad 2 for masters
What are food born pathogens
food born pathogens have specific baterias that cause illnesses.
What are some types of foodborn
Salmenella E. coli and campylobeer
Would a tapeworm be called a food born pathogen
Yes technically yes tape worms are eukaryotic although they are not in myfield.
Are there many deaths with pathogens.
For the most part it happens to babies and elderly people. If you healthy individual then your not likley to die fr it.
What are pathogens in general
Pathogens are anuy organism that can cause deasese or illness.
Are food born pathogens present in animals.
Yes salminella is mostly in the intestines of chicken. Which is why humans often get saminella by eating undercookedchicken.
What is Saminella
Saminella is a gram negative rod and is classified under the group of bacteria called interobacteriae. Allso saminella and e coli are both interobacteriae. Both gram negative rods and they cause illness in human through eating contaminating food.
Campylobacter are what
They are baterium that cause diesese in humans by undercooked meat or poultry .Most peoplethink that e coli and salmenella are the leding causes of foodpoising (gastroenteritis) buti n all actuallity it is campylobactors.
Why is all this poisoning found in the meat and poultry.
Great question man you can get salminella frm vegetetables because of secal contamination. These Pathogens such as salmenella and ecloi live in the intestinesof the cows and chicken. When humans ea it is when it becomes a harmful pathogen.
Does salminella poisoning have any thing to do with madcow deasease.
Mad cow deaseas is caused by proteins called prions andprions normally survive in the bran of the cow and eventually upset the cows nervous sysem. Itdoes not naturally live in the cow.
What new types of technology are microbiologist using in their studiestoday.
The latest cutting edge technology in science nanotechnology. Nano technology isthe useof very small sub units to conduct microscopic research.
What is the latest crisis in food born pathogen.
Adianinfluenza Adian which mean bird flu. It is public health concer because the bird flu could combine with the human flu and cause a pandemic. A pandemic is a out break of a peticular desease arcoss the world. This crisis is so important that President Bush is proposing a 7 billion dollar budget towards Adian flu research.