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Can E Coli Kill You
Washing and cooking: To prevent e. Coli infections, one needs to wash thoroughly all fruits and vegetables, which will lower but not eliminate the risk, and thoroughly cook all meat products, especially ground beef. Proper cleaning of all food preparation areas will also be important in preventing the infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
E. coli infections: All of us harbor e. Coli bacteria in our gut. Sometimes we expose our selves inadvertently to these bacteria by virtue of our lax hand washing and food preparation techniques. When we eat out, there is always the danger of acquiring e. Coli passed on by food handlers, especially inadequately cooked meats. Swimming in contaminated waters is another common method of acquisition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stool examination: Examination of stool by an accredited laboratory can resolve that. ...Read more
If you are unlucky: Whether a person dies from infection or not is due to many factors. How well is the host (e.g.: a young lady with a UTI vs. Old man with leukemia). Where is the infection (uti vs blood stream). Susceptibility of the organism (do we have antibiotics to treat the infection). Does patient have access to them & can patient receive them without toxicity. Does it make bad toxins like e.Coli 0157h7. ...Read more
Yes: E. Coli acquired outside the hospital are frequently sensitive to tetracycline. In hospital between 50 and 90% of strains of e. Coli are sensitive. As many strains are resistant sensitivity studies in the microbiology lab need to be performed before using tetracycline to treat a known e. Coli infection.. ...Read more
Many ways: Both of the bacteria can come from many sources. E. Coli types actually live in your intestines and are symbiotic with us (beneficial). But some types of e coli are pathogenic (can cause disease) and can be found in many places. Salmonella is usually a pathogen but can come from animals, improperly washed food sources, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In vitro, yes but...: In vivo, it would render your fish dish unpalatable and rather expensive. Since silver ions (single free-form silver) produce free radicles that can kill bacteria(the process can be done in a petri dish), it would mean impregnating and infusing your fish with silver- yuck. ...Read more
E. coli.: These are all different kinds of E. coli where the first E is always "entero" and the last two are always "E. coli." The second letter is what differs; hemorrhagic, toxigenic, etc. I'm not entirely sure what you mean by extra-intestinal E. coli though? E. coli are most commonly transmitted by a fecal-oral route as they reside in the intestine , but can infect other organs as well. ...Read more
E.coli and more: A dog may pick up any number of microbes from the environment and transmit the same to a baby through close contact, including licking the baby and baby licking the dog. ...Read more
I'm not sure what: you are wanting to know. Escherichia coli is a bacterium found predominantly in intestines of warm blooded animals including humans. It is not usually harmful in its body environment but can cause cause infections, commonly in the urinary tract or gut. It is transmitted by fecal contamination, so hand washing after a BM is important. Women particularly should wipe front to back after a BM. ...Read more
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