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Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: E coli will be destroyed by boiling the water in which they are found. This is an effective way to render water non-infectious.

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below: A small number of E coli bacteria are present in tap water almost everywhere. E coli can stay alive in water for a long time. Getting splashed by the ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
No worries: I doubt you have to worry.The harmful strain of E. Coli is serotype O157:H7. Unless your jackets have been stored for 9 months in a moist environment ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Entamoeba coli: Entamoeba coli is a non-pathogenic species of ameba that may live in the human gastrointestinal tract. E. Coli (not to be confused with the bacteria e ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
11 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Wash the area with soap and water and you should be fine - there is a barrier between your brain and nose that bacteria can not pass.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
See below.: Generally, for women, bacteria from feces (particularly e. Coli) gets in contact with the urethral opening. The bacteria are then able to enter the u ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
23 years experience Infectious Disease
E. coli is a GI bug: This almost doesn't quite make sense - for someone to have E. coli in the sputum means that something from the GI tract contaminated that. This can oc ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
44 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Depends: how violent or forceful is your toilet? most e. coli will spread by conatct and poor hand washing. keep a bottle of hand sanitizer gel handy in additi ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
43 years experience Internal Medicine
UTI: Women are susceptible to utis despite good personal hygiene.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Why even chance it: While for the most part you'll probably be fine, why even chance a bout of food poisoning.

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