What Is The E Coli Disease

By: Owen and Kate

What can you do to prevent this disease?

Make sure your food isn't undercooked. Another thing you can do to prevent this disease is to properly wash your hands before cooking. Finally, thoroughly wash all fruits and vegetables (especially imported foods) before eating.

Risk factors

Risk factors are:

  • Age-Young children and the elderly.
  • Weak Immune Systems-People who have weak immune systems are more vulnerable to the disease.
  • Time of Year-The majority of E Coli reports is between June and September.
  • Decreased Stomach acid levels

Complications

The major complications:

  • Bloody Diarrhea
  • HUS
  • TTP

How E Coli spread

The E Coli bacteria spreads through contaminated food and water.
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