E Coli Disease

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Yearin Kwon
2nd Period
12. 01.2012
Research Paper

E Coli

The Escherichia Coli 0157:H7 or also know as E Coli, is a food born pathogen that can cause serious illness to humans at any age. The E Coli can also lead to death if left untreated. There are many symptoms with the E Coli. And one of the most obvious symptoms is having a bloody diarrhea (Not all forms of E Coli have the same symptoms).

The symptoms can be easily confused with other disease since it is such a common symptom. The diarrhea starts as mild or even mild stomach cramps. As it progresses, it gets worse. The diarrhea will start containing more amount of blood and the abdominal pain slowly gets more intense. If symptoms does not go away, and gets worse, several life threatening conditions may occur such as: Losing platelets and destroying your red blood cells, slowly start to produce less urine, and your kidneys begin to fail. Other complicated results include constant seizures, coma, stroke, pancreatic, and hypertension. Another serious complication commonly related with E Coli is significant central nervous system deterioration; this symptom is restricted to adults.

The Escherichia Coli 0157:H7 (E Coli) is commonly found in meat products. You may find them in ground beef, poultry, seafood, and even in highly acidic salami, The carriers of E Coli include cattle, deer’s, sheep, and even vegetables, unpasteurized mile, apple juice, and even local water systems.

E Coli is a major problem in our society because it can grow and live for a long amount of time especially in places where we keep our food such as our refrigerator. The other huge problem is that E Coli can to so much harm with such a low infectious dose. Some treatments can be helpful to you, but some aren’t.

Dehydration is a big issue. You should get to a hospital to get treated with intravenous fluids to prevent so mush stress to the kidneys. You should not use Anti-Diarrhea medicine treatment because they may make...
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