The article under, analysis is called Multistate Outbreak of Listeriosis Linked to while Cantaloupe from Jensen Farms, Colorado (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011). The report introduces general information about bacteria causing the disease outbreak in numerous states in the United States, as well as the statistics of the infected people. Further features of the outbreak were confined to such issues as the outbreak case investigation in Colorado, as well as the source of listeria emergence. In particular, bacteria are linked to cantaloupes, which are consumed in the state. The production has been confined to laboratory testing to have identified Listeria monocytogenes striking weak immune system of individuals.
The article also provides a detailed account of signs, features, and symptoms of a disease. Specific attention is given to specific target groups that is under the threat of the outbreak. In particular, the disease affects older adults, pregnant women, and children. The features and symptoms are objectively and sufficiently described. The symptoms are divided into three groups for people with various degrees of the threat of infection, including healthy individuals, pregnant women, and other high-risk individuals than pregnant women. For the first group, the report represents the possibility of diarrhea and fever, but these disorders refer to non-invasive ones. For the second group, the report provides warnings for flu-like illnesses, as well as the threat of premature, deliver or even miscarriage. The final group should be aware of muscle aches, fever, stiff neck, or loss of balance. The article ends with recommendations and advice on preventing and reducing the effects of bacteria outbreaks.
To enhance the importance of the report, Centers the for Disease Control and Prevention (2011) introduce information about cantaloupe that poses a serious threat to consumers. In particular, they provide recommendations on which types of melons should be avoided, as well as what other measures should be taken to decrease the risk of infection spread. Consulting retailing and looking carefully for healthy products can also be a sufficient measure. The recommendations are especially important for the above-mentioned high-risk groups of people. Instructions on consuming melons have also been included to reduce the risk and prepare people for possible risks. In addition, the report also managers to mention measures to be taken in case consumers have already bought cantaloupes, which is also a good precaution.
In general, the article introduces useful data enhancing the risks of infection and the outbreak consequences for specific groups of people. It also introduces basic information about the sources and reasons for the outbreak to inform people about possible outcomes. However, introducing general information prior to concrete case investigation does not contribute to the efficiency and popularity of the article. Therefore, it would be much more effective if the report started with statistics, location, and sources of the outbreak to attract the readers’ attention. Despite the inconsistency and inappropriate structure, the article is a reliable source that readers can use to face challenges of the infection spread, although it contains number of difficult terms. The article provides explanatory sentences that allow the reader to link terms to their definitions. In addition, the references introduced in the article are also useful because they provide information on other statistical data to rely on. Overall, the article incorporates theoretical and practical information in a meaningful way for readers to understand the potential threat of consuming this kind of melon.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Multistate Outbreak of Listeriosis Linked to while Cantaloupe from Jensen Farms, Colorado. 2011. Web.