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I've read about things such as bagged spinach being recalled due to e.Coli. How can we stay safe but still enjoy these things? Should we avoid them?

I've read about things such as bagged spinach being recalled due to e.Coli. How can we stay safe but still enjoy these things? Should we avoid them?

Wash thoroughly: It would help to wash even the pre-washed fresh greens. Avoiding fresh vegetables is not a good idea. The e-coli contaminations are rare. ...Read more

Dr. Marc Basson
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Escherichia Coli (Definition)

Escherichia coli is a gram-negative, coliform bacterium. There are various strains of E. coli that live in the intestines . Some strains can cause severe abdominal cramps, ...Read more


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What is esbl e coli?

What is esbl e coli?

Drug resistant bug: Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (esbl)--producing escherichia coli are more dangerous than other e coli and cause more serious infections. ...Read more

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What color is e.Coli?

What color is e.Coli?

See the picture : E coli are microscopic organisms and as such are not visible to naked eye. The colonies of e coli are tan in color as shown in the attache picture. ...Read more

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How do you cure e.coli?

How do you cure e.coli?

Unclear question: E coli is a bacterium and does not need treatment from us. It is present in the environment, including drinking water and is present in large numbers in the colon. If you could clarify your question, it may be feasible to provide a more meaningful answer. ...Read more

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Is all e.Coli bad for you?

Is all e.Coli bad for you?

Depends: E coli are normal part of the colonic bacterial flora and this relation is mutually beneficial. Some strains of e. Coli are pathogenic and are bad. ...Read more

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What is e coli and symptoms?

What is e coli and symptoms?

It is a bacteria: If present in urine can cause utiand pain burning is symptom. ...Read more

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Can you get e coli from sex?

Can you get e coli from sex?

E. coli: Need more info. Where would the e.Coi be located? What sort of infection are you referring to? ...Read more

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Can e coli live on surfaces?

On wet surface: E coli is present almost every where in the environment including tap water. ...Read more

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What happens if you get e coli?

What happens if you get e coli?

It may or may not: cause an issue because e coli is already in our guts. (http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/e-coli/basics/definition/con-20032105) ...Read more

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Does e. Coli dh5a is dangerous?

Does e. Coli dh5a is dangerous?

E. coli strains: Most E. coli are normal bowel inhabitants. But some, particularly those with the serotype OH157, are capable of producing a shiga toxin that is similar to that produced by bowel pathogens. But DH5a is not one of these toxin-producing strains, and is more commonly used as a laboratory strain for studying expression of genetic characteristics following cloning experiments. ...Read more

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What does e.Coli need to thrive?

E. coli: Needs an environment in which there is access to organic materials it can metabolize, at a temperature favorable to it, and at a neutral or slightly alkaline ph. ...Read more

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Could you die from e coli nowadays?

Could you die from e coli nowadays?

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

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What temperature does e. Coli survive?

Depends on serotype: Different serotypes of e.Coli survive and grow at different temperatures, usually 44.5 c. For additional details please see http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc267801/pdf/jcm00052-0174.Pdf. ...Read more

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What are the health effects of e. coli?

What are the health effects of e. coli?

Depends: We all have e coli in our colon. It is present in tap water in small numbers. It can cause infection, like urinary infection if it gets outside the colon. A few toxic strains of e coli cause hemolytic uremic syndrome. ...Read more

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How can you treat e.Coli, asap, help me?

How can you treat e.Coli, asap, help me?

See your doctor: We all have e coli in our bodies. Where is the infection? How do you know you have e coli infection? If you have e coli infection, it is not an issue for self treatment, please see your doctor or go to an emergency room. ...Read more

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Which body systems are affected by e. coli?

Which body systems are affected by e. coli?

Depends: All of us have e coli in our colon and it is a normal part of out being. Some strains of e coli can cause diarrhea and renal damage. E coli is a common cause of urinary infections. In a person with anatomic abnormalities or immune disorders, e coli can infect any organ, including the brain. ...Read more

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Are there many different species of e coli?

Are there many different species of e coli?

Yes: See this site for information:
http://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/general/index.html/

May I add that scientists can create new species in the laboratory to perform specific functions. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how e. coli reated to science?

Can you tell me how e. coli reated to science?

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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For how long is e-coli incubated in your body?

For how long is e-coli incubated in your body?

Unclear question: We all normally have e-coli in our large intestine and it is a beneficial part of the intestinal flora. ...Read more

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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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Can anyone tell me about e coli levels in lake?

Can anyone tell me about e coli levels in lake?

Poop products: E.coli is a common bacterial family with many strains. It is usually found in the digestive tract of animals (&humans) and will be found in any body of water that animals use for water, or that is in a watershed area of such things as dairy farms. Local health districts often monitor the levels of this germ as a standard for contamination. ...Read more

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Please explain what happens when you get e coli?

Please explain what happens when you get e coli?

Bad E coli: Most E. coli bacteria are harmless,are part of the normal bacteria in bowels, and can benefit humans by producing vitamin K, but some can be bad, and be responsible for food poisoning or food contamination. Most healthy adults recover, but bad E. coli Infection, called type O157:H7 can also cause blood and kidney complications in susceptible people, such as babies and elderly. ...Read more

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What are symptoms that suggest testing for e. Coli?

What are symptoms that suggest testing for e. Coli?

Depends: We all have e coli in our colon. The symptoms depend on the location of the infection. The usual site is urinary tract and that causes frequency, burning on urination, and fever. ...Read more

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Which complications are caused by e. Coli 0157:h7?

Which complications are caused by  e. Coli 0157:h7?

Several: It is a serious infection. People can have kidney failure which can get chronic also. Low blood platelets can cause bleeding at different sites. Severe diarrhea, dehydration. ...Read more

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How long does it take for symptoms of e coli to develop?

How long does it take for symptoms of e coli to develop?

E coli: Generally 12 hours but could be more rapid. The outlying time would be about 30 hours. All the best. ...Read more

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Exactly how long can E. Coli survive on varying surfaces?

Exactly how long can E. Coli survive on varying surfaces?

Depends: It depends on the environment and whether the bacteria is receiving nourishing factors such as oxygen, moisture etc. But E.coli can survive for at least 3 days in feces. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about E. coli and how it affects people?

What can you tell me about E. coli and how it affects people?

E. coli: This clan of bacteria has many strains or families. Many are part of normal, others may cause disease. Often if found in an abnormal location, the result will be disease, but in the bowel, it usually in not a cause of disese. ...Read more

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If untreated how long can e.Coli last in a 60 year old woman..?

If untreated how long can e.Coli last in a 60 year old woman..?

As long as the: Person. We all have e coli in our colons and it stays with us all our lives. If e coli causes infection at other sites it may stay there too. ...Read more