Clostridium perfringers

Clostridium perfringens is a Gram-positive, rod-shaped, anaerobic, spore-forming bacterium of the genus Clostridium.

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this looks nasty but you can die from this

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Beef
Poultry
Gravies
Incubation Period

6-24 hours

Symptoms

Diarrhea and abdominal cramps (not fever or vomiting)

Duration of Illness

24 hours or less
In severe cases, symptoms may last for 1-2 weeks.

Who’s at Risk?

Older adults
Infants and young children
What Do I Do?

Drink plenty of fluids and get rest. If you cannot drink enough fluids to prevent dehydration, call your doctor.

How Do I Prevent It?

Thoroughly cook foods, particularly meat, poultry, and gravies, to a safe internal temperature.
Use a food thermometer
Keep food hot after cooking (at 140˚ F or above)
Microwave reheated food thoroughly (to 165˚F or above)
Refrigerate perishable foods within two hours (at 40˚F or below)
Divide leftovers into shallow containers and refrigerate immediately. Do not let them cool on the counter.
General Information
Clostridium perfringens (CDC)
General information on diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and more.

Clostridium perfringens (FDA)
From the Bad Bug Book; provides basic facts, including associated foods, frequency of disease, complications, and target populations.

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this a disease you can get from the clostridium