Classical Clangers in Food Microbiology

Candace Krepel ckrepel at post.its.mcw.edu
Fri Oct 6 14:50:42 EST 1995

I am not sure I can compete with Robert Slocum's compilation, but I offer
for your amusement, statements taken from my general microbiology students
papers, whose subject matter was a specific infectious disease.

"Eight out of ten women show no symptoms and are more insidious than in

"Another concern could be inability to hear out of the ear."

"These people have one or more symptoms of TB and permanent death or damage
may also result if the disease is not treated."

"Microbiologists found that the serum taken from people with hepatitis B
were divided into three distinct particles."

"Reducing the risk of the following will also reduce the risk of TSS:  IV
drug injections, burns, insect bites, surgical wounds, non-surgical wounds,
postpartum period, vaginitis, and influenza injections."

"People themselves need to be aware and prevent themselves from the risks."
(Yes, really a college student)

"We must keep our sexual partners to a minimum, at least less than four or

"Before the AIDS epidemic began, the disease was seen in a diverse
population of all ages, primarily from patients who had received systemic
corticosteroid therapy, chemotherapy, or some other immune deficiency."

"Most patients treated with erythromycin respond, but convalescence may be

Candy Krepel
Surgical Microbiology Research Lab, Medical College of Wisconsin
(BTW, these all came from a single class - but not at the above-named

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