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A 41-year-old member asked:

how long does ecoli bacteria live on surfaces?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
E. coli: Many gram-negative species, such as acinetobacter spp., escherichia coli, klebsiella spp., pseudomonas aeruginosa, serratia marcescens, or shigella spp. Can survive on inanimate surfaces for months.

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A 18-year-old member asked:

How long can e.Coli the bacteria live on a surface?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
It depends on...: Well, if is a dry surface, then not very long...But if is wet/damp etc..It can survive and multiply as long as there is water/food. Thus, it is best to wash your counter tops with soap/disinfectants and keep it dry... Stay healthy.. Good luck.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How can you tell if u have the e coli bacteria?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Labs: Laboratory tests.
Dr. Charles Sturgis
Pathology 29 years experience
Generally by culturing samples from the potentially infected body site (such as urine) in the microbiology laboratory.
Jul 5, 2013
A 42-year-old member asked:

Bacteria such as e-coli and stuffhow long could they survive?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Depends: In a moist warm environment, these bacteria can survive a long time, even years. E-coli is present in tap water in small numbers.
A 34-year-old member asked:

I was diagnosed with e-coli bacteria. What are its complications?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Not a disease: We all have e-coli bacteria. It is present in the environment including tap water. If e-coli stays in the colon, where it is normally present, there are no complications. If it invades other organs then it needs to be treated.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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Wish you good health!
May 20, 2018
A 43-year-old member asked:

Gram-negative bacteria such as escherichia coli or klebsiella pneumoniae on the zone diameter interpretive chart, what does this mean?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Zone diameter chart: I do not know exactly what you are talking about lets chat.

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