What is it?
What is it and how is it caused?
Treatments and Cures
- Salmonella - generally found in chicken and eggs, and can cause bad diarrhea and bone infections.
- Trichnella Spiralis - found in under cooked meats, and symptoms are similar to the flu.
- Vibrio - found in raw shellfish, symptoms similar to the flu, and can be fatal.
- Cholera - very similar to E. Coli; found in contaminated water
Discovery of E. Coli
All victims claimed that they had eaten hamburgers at the same restaurant chain, so it was proclaimed that tainted meats were the most common cause. According to later cases, contaminated water and veggies were added to the list.
1972- Congress passes the Clean Water Act, establishing waste-water treatment plants to ensure that polluted water doesn't enter our water supply
1982- The first case of E. Coli 0157:H7 in Michigan and Oregon, also the discovery
1991- Unpasteurized milk and juice is added to the list of cause when an outbreak occurs due to a brand of an unpasteurized apple juice brand.
1992 to 1993- Perhaps the largest outbreak yet- 55 people infected with E. Coli 0157:H7, four die.
1994- More outbreaks of contaminated milk occur in Scotland.
Who's fault is it?
The First Outbreak
Rockford, Illinois 1995
British Columbia, California, and Washington 1996
Albany, NY 1999
Washington, Idaho, California, Nevada 1992 - 1993
E. Coli in Iowa
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