Strep throat, food poisoning, and anthrax are all diseases caused by which of the following?
The main cause of all three conditions is due to the build-up of harmful bacteria and organisms that the body cannot process. Strep throat induces symptoms like, throat pain, swallowing pain, and red and swollen tonsils. The main cause of this is the build-up of bacteria called Streptococcus pyogenes, which are viral in the form of airborne droplets. Food poisoning is caused by contaminated food which contains a variety of bacteria, parasites, viruses, mold, and other toxins. This happens when food is ill-prepared and symptoms could range from vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and dehydration. Anthrax poisoning is caused by anthrax spores/bacteria that are commonly found in soil. They remain dormant through time unless they find their way into a host. Hosts are usually domestic livestock (e.g. cows, chickens, sheeps) that humans normally consume.