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Is e. Coli contagious?

Is e. Coli contagious?

The facts: E.coli is a bacteria that is commonly found in the digestive tract of warm & cold blooded animals, including humans. It is commonly spread by fecal contamination. Its prevalence makes it a marker for contamination of lakes/city water supplies etc. Certain strains are responsible for human disease, but most live harmlessly in your gut. Good personal hygiene/avoiding contaminated sources stops it. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Whats e coli in urinary tract infection?

Whats e coli in urinary tract infection?

Bacterial cause.: Urinary tract infections occur when pathogenic bacteria proliferate in the urine, causing inflammation in the urethra, bladder and sometimes the kidney. E. Coli is the most common cause, which is usually found in the colon but can contaminate the urine since the urethra and anus are in such close proximity. Infections are cleared with antibiotics, and should be confirmed by urine culture. ...Read more

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Define e coli and urinary tract infection?

UTI caused by E.coli: E. Coli are the most common bacteria and normal inhabitants of the large bowel. These bacteria often reach the bladder, most commonly in females, where they can multiply & cause an infection. Hence advice for women to wipe front to back, and empty bladder after sex. ...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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Does penicillin inhibit e. Coli bacterial growth?

Does penicillin inhibit e. Coli bacterial growth?

Most do.: Although there are e. Coli that are resistant to all penicillin-type antimicrobials, these exist mostly in hospitals. Without the antimicrobial pressure in the health care setting, most e. Coli are quite sensitive to most penicillins even ampicillin. Even though penicillin itself is not very useful for e. Coli, really high doses in the "old days" worked. ...Read more

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How is e. Coli sepsis treated?

How is e. Coli sepsis treated?

E. coli: This bacteria can produce a wide variety of infections which are generally treated with antibiotics to which the particular strain of e. Coli is sensitive and which will reach the site of infection effectively. Sepsis is the body's reaction to infection and may require supportive care beyond the antibiotics. ...Read more

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Could an e coli infection kill you?

Could an e coli infection kill you?

It can: Any infection if it is not controlled can lead to sever illness leading to death. Most often times bacterial infections can be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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How bad is a 60 000 ufc/ml e coli urinary tract infection?

Can't tell: The number of colonies seen in the culture does not have much significance. The important thing is whether symptoms have improved or not. ...Read more

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Can escherichia coli infection hurt babies?

Can escherichia coli infection hurt babies?

Yes: Even though esch coli is a normal inhabitant of the colon, it can cause infections in other organs, namely urinary tract, wounds, lungs and blood stream. Toxigenic strains of esch coli cause hemolytic uremic syndrome. ...Read more

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Can staphylococcus haemolyticus cause prostatitis? All major std negative. Urine culture shows staphylococcus haemolyticus. Prostatitis?

Can staphylococcus haemolyticus cause prostatitis?

All major std negative. Urine culture shows  staphylococcus haemolyticus. Prostatitis?

Prostatitis: Staph species can cause prostatitis but they are rare. If you are having symptoms consistent with prostate infection and your urine is positive for Staph, then undergo treatment as recommended by your doctor and likely your symptoms will improve. ...Read more

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Has anyone had staph or e coli infection while pregnant?

Has anyone had staph or e coli infection while pregnant?

Infection/peregnancy: You can get e coli UTI infection.And skin staph infections like anybody during pregnancy anybody can. ...Read more

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How do bacteria like klebsiella pneumoniae aquire resistant genes?

How do bacteria like klebsiella pneumoniae aquire resistant genes?

Plasmid/selection: Bacterial resistance is either transmitted between members by something called a plasmid, a small circle of dna that carries the resistance genes. This, coupled with selection from exposure to antibiotics, breeds populations of resistant bacteria. ...Read more

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Hi,Is ureaplasma ureaticum/ureaplasma parvum linked to chlamydia or other bacteria's?

Hi,Is ureaplasma ureaticum/ureaplasma parvum linked to chlamydia or other bacteria's?

Bacteria: Ureaplasma urealyticum is a bacterium belonging to the family Mycoplasmataceae. Its type strain is T960. U. urealyticum is part of the normal genital flora of both men and women. It is found in about 70% of sexually active humans. there is no linkage with any other infections but one can have both infections simultaneously. ...Read more

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Can cooking e coli contaminated food kill the bacteria?

Can cooking e coli contaminated food kill the bacteria?

Yes, proper cooking: Thoroughly cooking foods, and proper food-safety habits, kills e. Coli bacteria. The "bad" e. Coli in food poisoning at first causes intestinal symptoms such as diarrhea. If it goes on to damage the blood and the kidneys, more organs get affected, and skin rashes looking like tiny blood spots or like bruises can appear. This second, serious stage of the illness is called hemolytic uremic syndrome. ...Read more

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Are there E. coli (eaec) of different types of extra-intestinal pathogenic e. coli (expec) ?

Are there E. coli (eaec) of different types of extra-intestinal pathogenic e. coli (expec) ?

No, not really: EAEC are a group of E. COLI that can cause diarrhea but generally are not invasive outside the gi tract ...Read more

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Where do you get e. Coli infections?

Where do you get e. Coli infections?

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 more

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What are the tests for e. Coli infections?

What are the tests for e. Coli infections?

Personal or commerci: To diagnose illness caused by e. Coli infection, your doctor will send a sample of your stool to a laboratory to test for the presence of e. Coli bacteria. The bacteria may be cultured to confirm the diagnosis and identify specific toxins, such as those produced by e. Coli o157:h7. For commercial ther is (the rapidchek e. Coli o157 test system ) used by beef meet processar. ...Read more

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Are e.Coli infections common in the united states?

Are  e.Coli infections common in the united states?

E Coli Infections: One estimate has 20, 000 cases in the us annually. The number is probably much higher because many infections don't come to medical attention or are part of a large public health investigation. ...Read more

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Does e.Coli infections affect children worse then adults?

Does e.Coli infections affect children worse then adults?

Depends: Really depends on the strain of e. Coli. Some are very virulent and cuase significant organ damage, no matter what the age. ...Read more

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If I cook all my food, am I more likely to avoid e.Coli infections?

If I cook all my food, am I more likely to avoid e.Coli infections?

Yes: You need to cook them thoroughly though. A hamburger that is rare in the middle can still have e coli., . It needs to be cooked well done to kill off the organism. ...Read more

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Can e.Coli infections be fatal?

Yes : Although e. Coli is a common and normal bacteria found in the human intestinal system, certain strains can be fatal. ...Read more

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How do you prevent e. Coli infections?

How do you prevent e. Coli infections?

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 more

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What are the tests for e. Coli infection?

Okay that the test: To diagnose illness caused by e. Coli infection, your doctor will send a sample of your stool to a laboratory to test for the presence of e. Coli bacteria. The bacteria may be cultured to confirm the diagnosis and identify specific toxins, such as those produced by e. Coli o157:h7. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of e-coli infection?

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What are the symptoms of e-coli infection?

Many symptoms: This can be a GI infection with bloody diarrhea, abdominal pain, and fever. This can be a serious infection, so someone with the symptoms should be evaluated by medical professionals right away. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of e. Coli infection?

What are the symptoms of e. Coli infection?

Depends on the: Organ/system affected and type or esch coli. The organism is common cause of urinary tract infections, and may be involved in lung infection, ear infection, meningitis, septicemia, and peritonitis etc. A strain of esch coli causes hemorrhagic diarrhea and hemolytic uremic syndrome. ...Read more

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What do bm with e coli infection look like?

What do bm with e coli infection look like?

What type of E coli: E coli is normally present in the intestine and does not affect bowel movement. Toxic strains of e coli can cause diarrhea that will result in loose stools. ...Read more

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Are e.Coli infections severe in the elderly?

Can be: The elderly, due to diminished immune function, can react more severely to all infections, including e. Coli infections. This is also true with colds, flu's, influenza, etc. When the elderly (or very young) get sick, be more diligent in getting them to the doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an e-coli infection?

Depends on the site: E coli is a common cause of urinary infections which result in buring pain on urination, fever, abdominal discomfort etc. E coli can also cause pneumonia, blood infection, meningitis etc and sypmtoms depend of the site of infection. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an e. Coli infection?

Culture: Urinary infection is perhaps the commonest infection with e coli and it can be diagnosed by culturing urine. Blood or wound infection would require culture of blood and wound discharge. Similarly infection at any other site, would require culture of material from that site. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is an e. Coli infection?

What sort of disorder is an e. Coli infection?

Multiple: E. Coli is a gram negative bacterium which is frequently colonized in the GI tract, it can be associated with pathogenic infection causing serious GI type of infection, also implicated with urinary type infections and others. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of e. Coli o157:h7 infections?

Two categories: Common and mild: nausea, vomiting, cramps, and diarrhea (often is bloody) as well as mild fever. Severe with complications, but rare: anemia and dehydration due to severe bloody diarrhea, hemolytic-uremic syndrome (hus) which is anemia associated with kidney failure, also thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura which is caused by loss of platelets (easy bruising with possible organ failure). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of escherichia coli infection?

Depends on the: Organ/system affected and type or esch coli. The organism is common cause of urinary tract infections, and may be involved in lung infection, ear infection, meningitis, septicemia, and peritonitis etc. A strain of esch coli causes hemorrhagic diarrhea and hemolytic uremic syndrome. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of e.Coli infections of the blood?

What are symptoms of e.Coli infections of the blood?

Diarrhea, cramps.: Severe, acute hemorrhagic diarrhea and abdominal cramps are the main symptoms. Usually little or no fever is present, and the illness resolves in five to 10 days. It can also be asymptomatic. Fluid replacement and blood pressure support may be needed to prevent death from dehydration. Treatment with may cause kidney complications. Hemolytic-uremic syndrome is a life-threatening condition. ...Read more

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I think I have an e. Coli infection. What should I do?

Where?: Many types of ecoli infections require antibiotic therapy. This includes urinary tract infections. Some diarrheal infections require therapy. You need to see a physician to determine if you, in fact, have an infection requiring antibiotics, and what the appropriate antibiotics would be. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of infection by E. coli O157:H7?

O157:H7: Or one of the other serotypes of so called enterohemorrhagic or Shiga toxin producing e. COLI have an incubation period of usually 3-4 days but can be up to 10 days and present with initially watery diarrhea which often changes to bloody diarrhea associated with often severe abdominal pain without much fever and can cause the hemolytic uremic syndrome with anemia and kidney failure. ...Read more

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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