Shiga Toxin-Producing Eschericha Coli


the intestinal tracts of humans and other vertebrates, birds and reptiles pathogenic types are a frequent cause of both enteric and urogenital tract infections.

how it spreads

Once someone has eaten contaminated food, the infection can be passed from one person to another person by hand-to-mouth contact. The bacteria are most often spread person to person. Mainly found in meat.

where it's found

E. coli is most often found in meat, it is not limited to it. The bacteria are also found in unpasteurized milk and apple cider, ham, turkey, chicken, roast beef, sandwich meats, raw vegetables, cheese and contaminated water.


severe abdominal cramping — can appear within hours but could also take up to 10 days to show up. Some people may be afflicted with bloody diarrhea or non-bloody diarrhea. seizures or strokes may occur. Frequently, no fever is present.

how to prevent

Refrigerate or freeze meat as soon as possible after buying it and then thaw frozen meat in the refrigerator, not on the counter.

Place cooked meat on clean plates. Don't re-use dishes that have been in contact with raw meat.

Clean and sanitize countertops and utensils after contact with raw meat.