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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 8 CHARACTERISTICSOF E. COLI 0157 E. Coli 0157 What does it need to thrive?E. coli lives in the guts of animals,including cattle, goats, sheep,deer, and elk. What are the foods/ sources associated with it and possible contaminants?Food sources are from contaminated food, consumption of unpasteurized (raw) milk, water that has not been disinfected,contact with cattle, or contact with the feces of infected people. Who is most at riskfor E. Coli 0157?People from all ages can become infected. Young children and the elderly are more likely to develop the illness. What is the incubationperiod for the illness? 3-4 days, at the most extreme1-10 days What are the symptoms associatedwith the illness?Bloody diarrhea, severe stomach cramps, vomiting, kidney failure,and decreased urine production What are the steps for prevention?Infection can be prevented by safely preparing foods,by cooking meat thoroughly, avoid raw milk,and unpasteurized products. Washing hands with soap frequently. Avoid swallowing water in pools,and prevent cross contamination. What is the durationof the symptoms?5-7 days "E. Coli." E. Coli. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Feb. 2015. "E. Coli: Get the Facts on the Infection and Treatment."MedicineNet. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Feb. 2015. "General Information."Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,01 Dec. 2014. Web. 17 Feb. 2015. Nicolette Schnettgoecke Hour 3 What is the implicated illness?Some kinds of E. coli can cause diarrhea, while others cause urinary tract infections, respiratory illness and pneumonia, and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).
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