Question of the Day

Question of the Day – Monday October 30, 2017

Question: Maradol papayas are a large, oval fruit that weighs 3 or more pounds, with green skins that turn yellow when the fruit is ripe. The flesh inside the fruit is salmon-colored. The importation of Maradol papayas from Mexico has been associated with at least four (4) separate outbreaks of disease related to which organism?

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Question of the Day – Wednesday October 25, 2017

Question: The manchineel (Hippomane mancinella) tree produces an extremely potent toxic sap containing diterpene esters of the tigliane phorbol and daphnane types. What is the usual manner in which humans become exposed to this sap and what are the clinical manifestations associated with this exposure?

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