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Transcript of E.Coli Infection
Since E.coli is found in the intestines of animals the bacteria can spread to other parts of the animal during slaughter. If the contaminated meat is not cooked to a proper temperature of 160°F the bacteria can survive and infect you when you eat the contaminated meat. This is the common way people have become infected with E.coli .
Bacteria can spread from a cow's udders to the milk it produces,which is why raw milk and dairy products can contain E.coli. On the labels on dairy products they contain the word ‘pasteurized’ this means the food has been heated to destroy bacteria.
E.coli can come from the lack of washing your hands. E.coli can be spread through germs you may come in contact with.
With antibiotics E.coli can usually end in about a week with no further problems.
But if not treated immediately or high doses of the bacteria can cause severe blood and kidney problems resulting in death in a matter of weeks or sometimes long-term disability in some children and older adults.
Here are some ways you can avoid getting infected with E.coli .You should wash your hands thoroughly after going to the bathroom,handling animals, or touching any material contaminated with animal poop. The kitchen is the main place that people get infected with E.coli, to prevent infection eat only ground beef, chicken, or any other animal products that have been cooked thoroughly at 160F. Avoid drinking unpasteurized milk and juices. Also wash fresh fruits and vegetables very well before eating them raw, to prevent cross contamination in food preparation areas by washing hands, counters, cutting boards, and utensils after they touch raw meat, keep raw meat separate from ready-to-eat foods. E. coli bacteria can be transmitted through poop, so keeping a clean toilet and bathroom sink can be very important to preventing E. coli infection.
When becoming infected with E.coli children are more likely than adults to have symptoms. When experiencing symptoms you may have severe stomach cramps, diarrhea (watery or bloody), and or nausea and vomiting.
Sometimes Diagnosing E.coli can be complicated, because most bacterial infections that cause diarrhea are accompanied by a high fever. If you have no fever or only a mild fever, your doctor may think that something other than E.coli bacteria is causing the symptoms.
E. coli is short for the medical term Escherichia coli or O157:H. E. coli normally lives inside your intestines, where it helps your body break down and digest the food you eat. Unfortunately, certain types,called strains, of E. coli can get from the intestines into the bloodstream causing sickness which is the E.coli infection. Most cases of E.coli can be harmless and treated as a normal flu, but when can become deadly.
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By: Mara and Lizzie
#1: What are the thee ways someone can become infected with E.coli?
#2: True or false E.coli is a Non- communicable infection.
#3: True or false E.coli is in the intestines of humans.
#4: What are at least two way someone can prevent the infection of E.coli?
#5: What is something new you've learned that you didn't know before our presentation?