E. Coli

By: Faith Watts

Cell division of E. coli with continuous media flow

Foods Linked To Ecoli:

  • Undercooked ground beef
  • Vegetables grown in cow manure or washed in contaminated water
  • Fruit juice that isn't pasteurized

Symptoms

  • Abdominal cramping
  • Sudden, severe watery diarrhea that may change to bloody stools
  • Gas
  • Loss of appetite/ nausea
  • Vomiting (Uncommon
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
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Preventions

  • Prevent cross-contamination by throughly washing hands, counters, cutting boards, and utensils after they touch raw meat.
  • Prevent drinking raw milk, unpasteurized dairy products, and unpasteurized juices
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