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How common are stec infections?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not at all rare

Cdc estimates that a bit over 250, 000 cases of shiga toxin producing e.
Coli occur in the usa annually. Large and small outbreaks occur frequently associated with a variety of vehicles including undercooked ground beef, salad ingredients such as lettuce and spinach, exposure at a petting zoo and even waterborne either potable or not. The bug is also called enterohemorrhagic e. Coli (ehec).

In brief: Not at all rare

Cdc estimates that a bit over 250, 000 cases of shiga toxin producing e.
Coli occur in the usa annually. Large and small outbreaks occur frequently associated with a variety of vehicles including undercooked ground beef, salad ingredients such as lettuce and spinach, exposure at a petting zoo and even waterborne either potable or not. The bug is also called enterohemorrhagic e. Coli (ehec).
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Quite common

In the usa, maybe 35, 000 cases per year seems to be the popular guesstimate, but most are mild.
There are about 1000 hospitalizations and 30 deaths -- these are certain to be diagnosed in the microbiology lab and these numbers should be trustworthy. The risk is real; cook your burgers well.

In brief: Quite common

In the usa, maybe 35, 000 cases per year seems to be the popular guesstimate, but most are mild.
There are about 1000 hospitalizations and 30 deaths -- these are certain to be diagnosed in the microbiology lab and these numbers should be trustworthy. The risk is real; cook your burgers well.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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