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Bacillus Cereus Food Poisoning

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Disease Details

Incubation Period:

  • 1 - 16 hr

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About Bacillus Cereus Food Poisoning

Bacillus cereus is an endemic, soil-dwelling, Gram-positive, rod-shaped, motile, beta hemolytic bacterium. Some strains are harmful to humans and cause foodborne illness, while other strains can be beneficial as probiotics for animals. It is the cause of “fried rice syndrome”, as the bacteria are classically contracted from fried rice dishes that have been sitting at room temperature for hours.