How dangerous is E. coli?



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    “Escherichia coli (E. coli) are members of a large group of bacterial germs that inhabit the intestinal tract of humans and other warm-blooded animals (mammals, birds).

    E. coli is dangerous because it is easier for children to contract the bacteria. The sysmptons are usually: severe stomach cramps, diarrhea that is watery at first and then can become very bloody, nausea, and vomiting. These problems can become severe enough to cause blood and kidney damage and in worst cases it could cause kidney failure. 

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    E. coli food poisoning can be deadly.  The bacteria is carried in the manure of animals: cattle, pigs, chickens, sheep & deer.  It can also be transmitted to produce by contaminated water or contact with contaminated meat.  It is most common in cattle raised for beef because they are fed corn.  Cows did not evolve eating corn, they ate grass.  Now, on feed lots, cows are fed corn as a cheap way of fattening them up, but their bodies can not break down the corn which then ferments inside their bodies and creates an environment in which E. coli thrive. 

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    It depends what type of E. coli you’re talking about, and you can’t automatically assume all E. coli are harmful. In fact, most E. coli strains are harmless; E. coli actually live in our gut and are very important in metabolism.

    Of course, there are a few strains that are harmful and can cause serious food poisoning.

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