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Doctors, what is the difference between bacillus cereus, bacillus subtilis, and bacillus licheniformis?

Different species. These are different species in the genus bacillus. Anthrax bacillus is also in the same genus. You may Google each term to learn about their characteristics. Read more...

The routes of bacillus cereus?

Bacillus cereus. Bacillus cereus or b. Cereus is a type of bacteria that produces toxins. These toxins can cause two types of illness: one type characterized by diarrhea and the other, called emetic toxin, by nausea and vomiting. It comes from contaminated food that is undercooked and generally lasts a day. Read more...

Left packet of rice open for 3 hours. Heard about raw rice containing Bacillus cereus and multiplying when cooked. Food poisoning risk?

Possible. Fried rice is an important cause of emetic-type food poisoning associated with B. cereus in the United States. The organism is frequently present in uncooked rice, and heat-resistant spores may survive cooking. Cooked rice subsequently at room temperature can allow vegetative forms to multiply, and the heat-stable toxin that is produced can survive brief heating such as stir frying. Read more...

What infectious disease could a patient have if bacillus cereus are present?

Food poisoning. Bacillus cereus causes food poisoning. It often presents with the "fried rice syndrome": a bout of vomiting after eating improperly cooked, refrigerated, or reheated rice. It can also cause diarrhea. It gets better on its own. Read more...