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Can a e. Coli colony contain flu viruses or other viruses inside the bacteria?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Not exactly

You're right to prompt the question, in that bacteria can be made more virulent by uptake of "signals" from a bacteriophage.
Also, an e.Coli infection does not preclude a superimposed or secondary viral illness--which together compromises the host patient more than a single infection might. However, flu viruses can not live within e.Coli.

In brief: Not exactly

You're right to prompt the question, in that bacteria can be made more virulent by uptake of "signals" from a bacteriophage.
Also, an e.Coli infection does not preclude a superimposed or secondary viral illness--which together compromises the host patient more than a single infection might. However, flu viruses can not live within e.Coli.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: No

No.

In brief: No

No.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Dr. Jason Hemming
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