Escherichia coli

What does it do to your body

what happens when e.coli is in your body?

  1. Escherichia coli is a Gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium of the genus Escherichia is found in the lower intestine of warm-blooded things. You can get this virus from Undercooked meat, particularly ground beef, fruits, vegetables, unpasteurized fruit juice or milk, and sewage contaminated water are all possible vectors for the disease. The infection can also be spread from one person to another.
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Prevention tips include washing hands with soap and hot water after using the bathroom, changing a diaper, preparing food, eating food, and contact with animals; washing fruits and vegetables thoroughly before eating; ensuring that beef is cooked to an internal temperature of 160 degrees


Outbreaks of E. coli in the state are rare; the last time the Vermont Department of Health issued an alert involving E. coli was a 2011 warning related to travelers coming back to the U.S. from Germany, which saw a massive outbreak that caused 470 hemolytic uremic syndrome cases and nine deaths.

Did you know...

E. coli can get into meat during processing. If the infected meat is not cooked to 160°F (71°C)