Treatments and Drugs
Pump It Up! Keeping the Public Safe
Irradiation of food is a new food technology. It can eliminate disease-causing germs. It also stops things like pasteurization of milk, pressure cooking of canned foods, treating foods with ionizing radiation and parasites. When you irradiate food it doesn't become radioactive, dangerous substances don't appear in food, and the nutritional value of food is essentially unchanged.
Stop the Spread!
In order to stop the spread you need to practice proper hygiene, know your risk of food poisoning, avoid consuming raw foods, and prevent cross contamination. Also Avoid swallowing water while swimming and cook meats thoroughly. If you have E. Coli please contact your healthcare provider.
Stop the Spread 2!
Also avoid eating high risk foods and use a food thermometer when cooking.
Sources of E. Coli!
Escherichia Coli can come from feces of infected people, animals and their environment, and contaminated food and water.
Public Safety Department
If there is an outbreak the county reports it to the state department. While E. Coli is a common disease, all serious infections are reported to the health department. However most food borne illnesses go unreported and not diagnosed.
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