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Food Borne Illnesses


Have you ever had food poisoning or heard of someone that has had food poisoning? I bet it wasn't the greatest experience. This crossword puzzle identifies some of the different types of food borne illnesses, the symptoms, and the typical food sources. Maybe, unfortunately, something will sound familiar to you and you will find out the culprit of your last food poisoning incident! Enjoy!

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2.Sypmtoms: Onset-2-5 days; muscle pain, abdominal cramping, diarrhea (sometimes bloody), fever; lasts 2-7 days (BACTERIA)
8.Symptoms: Onset-12 hours or less; violent stomach pain, nausea, vomiting (PARASITE)
12.Food Source: Foods prepared by infected food handlers; shellfish from contaminated waters; vegetables and fruits contaminated during growing, harvesting, and processing (VIRUS)
14.The food sources for Cryptosporidium are contaminated food and what? (PARASITE)
16.Hepatits A Virus lasts from several weeks up to how many months (WORD/VIRUS)
17.Symptoms: Onset- 4-7 days; fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea (often bloody); lasts 1-3 weeks or longer (BACTERIA)
18.One of the food sources of the bacteria Clostridium Botulinum is incorrectly home-canned what?
1.Symptoms: Onset- 1-6 hours; diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps; lasts 1-3 days (BACTERIA)
2.Symptoms: Onset- 8-24 hours; abdominal pain and diarrhea, usually mild; can be more serious in elderly or ill persons; lasts 1 day or less (BACTERIA)
3.Food Source: Prok, wild game (PARASITE)
4.This is EXACTLY why you see those signs in restaurants that say "Employees must wash hands"! (BACTERIA)
5.Food Source: Unapasteurized milk and soft cheeses, raw meats, uncooked vegetables, ready-to-eat deli meats and hotdogs, refrigerated smoked fish (BACTERIA)
6.Symptoms: Onest-1 week; watery diarrhea, vomiting, muscle aches, fatigue, anorexia, weight loss; lasts 10-12 weeks (PARASITE)
7.This bacteria has three different types: V. Parahemolyticus, V. Vulnificus, V. Cholerae
9.When you hear about Salmonella Species bacteria, the number one typical food source that is usually asociated with it is what?
10.Food Source: Raw or uncooked meat, unwashed fruits and vegetables (PARASITE)
11.This crossword is all about...
13.Food Source: Undercooked ground beef; produce--letuce, spinach, sprouts; unpasteurized juice and milk (BACTERIA)
15.Food Source: Raw beef, pork, and fish (PARASITE)

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