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How long can an infected person carry stec?
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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Usually 7 days
An infected person can carry stec [shiga toxin e.
Coli] for 7 days or less. But some younger kids can keep shedding these germs for up to 3 weeks or longer.

In brief: Usually 7 days
An infected person can carry stec [shiga toxin e.
Coli] for 7 days or less. But some younger kids can keep shedding these germs for up to 3 weeks or longer.
Dr. Francine Yep
Dr. Francine Yep
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Dr. Scott Rudkin
Emergency Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Usually a few weeks
Shigella producing e.
Coli typically clears as the infection disappears. However many continue to shed for several weeks. Kids shed longer than adults. Some cases can continue to shed for months. Good hand washing is essential.

In brief: Usually a few weeks
Shigella producing e.
Coli typically clears as the infection disappears. However many continue to shed for several weeks. Kids shed longer than adults. Some cases can continue to shed for months. Good hand washing is essential.
Dr. Scott Rudkin
Dr. Scott Rudkin
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