This exercise is a serious of scenarious.
There is a pandemic that is sickening hundreds of people in yourtown. And you are on the team that is tasked with identifying thisnew pathogen and stopping it,
Here is what we know so far:
* It appears to be foodborne
*It’s causing diarrhea and occasionally sepsis
*It seems to be linked to fast food restaurants, possibly tocontaminated lettuce
Because of the details above, you start to suspect this diseasemay be caused by bacteria, and you set our to find out whatorganism it is.
question 1: Starting with the assumption that the mysterypathogen is a bacterium, outline the steps you would take toisolate it.
Assume you have access to all the laboratory equipment you wouldneed, as well as any of the food or patient samples you need.
question 2: Outline a strategy to identify the organism