Epidemiological Big Game

A 4-year old girl presents at the emergency room with bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. The child’s mother reports that the child has

had these symptoms for about 24 hours and she has not passed any urine for about 12 hours.
The child is enrolled in a day care center and the group had recently made a field trip to a fast food place to learn about different jobs.

The children had a lunch of ground beef, fries and cola after meeting with different workers. This field trip was 4 days earlier on Friday.

The child had a temperature of 39C and showed physical signs of dehydration. Blood samples drawn showed evidence of greatly reduced kidney

function and lysed red blood cells.

What is your diagnosis here? What microorganism is responsible for this illness?
What pathogenic feature of this organism caused the severity of this problem?
What were the critical features to your diagnosis?
Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts with evidence to either support or counter their arguments.

Evaluation Criteria

Initial Discussion Post

Your initial post should be at least 250 words and must substantively integrate the assigned readings from the module with proper APA

(Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. style formatting// You may use additional sources and materials as long as they are

relevant to the discussion and cited properly.

Last Updated on February 20, 2018