Food- And Water-Borne Agents

  • Ann-Jeannette Geib
  • Michele M. Burns


Technology has provided us with both a safer, more nutritious food supply and purified water sources. Tampering or malfunction of these processes may alter their quality with the potential for widespread outbreak of food-borne or waterborne disease. Care of these patients should focus on hydration and antibiotic therapy in certain instances. Trichothecene mycotoxicoses may be of natural or artificial origin with a clinical presentation consistent with vesicant or radiation exposure. Treatment for these cases is supportive. Decontamination of equipment status post any food or waterborne outbreak requires special attention.


Ground Beef Trichothecene Mycotoxin Waterborne Outbreak Disaster Medicine Widespread Outbreak 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ann-Jeannette Geib
    • 1
  • Michele M. Burns
  1. 1.Children’s HospitalHarvard Medical SchoolBoston

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