E. Coli

By Jonah Warren

Getting to Know E. Coli

The full name for E. Coli is Escherichia Coli .E. coli is a type of bacteria that lives in your gastrointestinal tract, it can also go into the urinary tract. E. Coli is already inside of you and it is actually sometimes harmful. E. coli can kill but is mostly nonlethal. E. Coli are short gram rods that form like chains.

Nice E. Coli

E. Coli is already inside your intestines and stomach. E. Coli is actually a healthy part of the stomach and intestines. E. Coli works with the body by colonizing tissue and the lungs. most strains of E. Coli are actually the beneficial type.

protecting yourself from E. Coli

There is actually only a few simple steps that you must follow if you do not want to get E. Coli. Pregnant woman, newborns, elderly, and people with weakened immune systems all have a higher chance at getting E. Coli. you must contact your doctor if you think you have E. Coli. you must have proper hygiene like washing your body and face. you must cook meat until well done (160 degrees Fahrenheit). you only want to drink pasteurized juices and milk. Do not drink unfiltered water from lakes, pools, oceans, rivers or anything like that.

Nestle Toll House Prepackaged cookie dough

31 states bought E. Coli infected prepackaged nestle toll house cookie dough. 80 people got infected from this but none have died. 66% of the people that got the disease were all under the age of 18. 69% of the people that got it were woman. this outbreak sent 50 people to hospitals.

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