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Can e.Coli be transmitted for person to person?

Can e.Coli be transmitted for person to person?

Not usually: E coli is present in the environment, including tap water and it usually is not transmitted from one person to an other. ...Read more

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Dr. Marc Basson
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Escherichia Coli (Definition)

Escherichia coli is a type of bacteria that normally lives in the intestines of humans and animals. Most forms of the bacteria are harmless, but some strains may cause severe abdominal cramps, bloody diarrhea, and vomiting. Most cases of infection are caused by contaminated raw vegetables ...Read more


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Some ecoli inadvertently came into contact with some books and a remote months ago. Is there any chance any of it could still be alive?

Some ecoli inadvertently came into contact with some books and a remote months ago. Is there any chance any of it could still be alive?

E. coli: This bacteria is inordinately common. It is present on your skin around your anus and on the lower extremities. It has the potential, although unlikely, to persist on inanimate surfaces, but is not likely to be a risk of creating any sort of infection. If you are an OCD this might be cause to discuss with a therapist. ...Read more

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How dangerous is ecoli in the sputum? What to do?

How dangerous is ecoli in the sputum? What to do?

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 occur with aspiration pneumonia (a patient vomits and then gets pneumonia from that) or, rarely, there is E. coli in the blood stream that settles into the lungs. To me, it's a matter of matching the lab findings with what's going on with the patient. ...Read more

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Can ecoli travel to other objects in the bathroom if someone flushes the toilet with the lid open?

Can ecoli travel to other objects in the bathroom if someone flushes the toilet with the lid open?

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 addition to bacteriocidal hand soap. ...Read more

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What causes Ecoli infection in the nose?

Not a usual issue: E coli is present in the feces and the organisms are present in tap water in small numbers. E coli does not usually cause infection in the nose. ...Read more

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What drug can one use to cure ecoli and candida amblican?

What drug can one use to cure ecoli and candida amblican?

No drug treats both: Most likely you mean an E coli urinary tract infection and a vaginal yeast infection caused by Candida. No single drug treats both. Several antibiotics are good for UTI, e.g. sulfa-trimethoprim, nitrofurantoin, ciprofloxacin, and others. Vaginal yeast needs a cream like miconoazole, or any similar product whose active ingredient ends in "azole"; or a single oral dose of fluconazole (Diflucan®). ...Read more

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If I'm eat dinner on my bed , is that considered as a food source for ecoli? There was some ecoli on hardcover books on my bed awhile ago. Hopefully it's dead now. I'm a germaphobe. I live in a small apartment so eating in bed is unavoidable. Help!

If I'm eat dinner on my bed , is that considered as a food source for ecoli? There was some ecoli on hardcover books on my bed awhile ago. Hopefully it's dead now. I'm a germaphobe. I live in a small apartment so eating in bed is unavoidable. Help!

E coli: How do you know if there was E coli on the books? Do The risk of infection is extremely low. E coli would not survive even if it were on the bed, for very long and likely your food did not even tough the sheets! Don't worry about infection! ...Read more

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