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  • 1. Eschericha
    • E. Coli is a bacteria germ
  • 2. E. Coli is mostly found in the intestines of cattle
  • 3. An estimated 10,000-20,000 Americans are infected with E. Coli each year. An estimated 2,000 Americans are hospitalized for complications do to E. coli infections each year
  • 4. I
    • In 1982 E. coli 0157:H7 was recognized as a food bourn pathogen in 1982 found in hamburger
  • 5. Symptoms of E. Coli infections
    • Stomach cramps
    • Abdominal pain
    • Diarrhea
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Fever
  • 6. Possible long term effects from E. Coli
    • Persons who only have diarrhea usually recover completely.
    • About one-third of persons with hemolytic uremic syndrome have abnormal kidney function many years later, and a few require long-term dialysis. Another 8% of persons with hemolytic uremic syndrome have other lifelong complications, such as high blood pressure, seizures, blindness, paralysis, and the effects of having part of their bowel removed.
  • 7. Treatment of E. Coli infection
    • There in no proven treatment with medication
    • Proper hydration and nutrition are advised
    • Antibiotics do not have any proven effect
    • Anti diarrhea medications are discouraged
  • 8. Tips for avoiding the E. Coli Bacteria
  • 9. Prevention
    • Cook ground beef well done or 155 degrees F
    • Be careful when preparing food do not cross contaminate
    • Wash your hands with soap before you start cooking
    • Defrost meat in refrigerator or microwave-not sitting out on a counter
    • Use hot water and soap to wash cutting boards after cutting meat products
    • Do not drink un pasteurized milk
    • Keep foods refrigerated of frozen
    • Keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold
    • Refrigerate leftovers right away
    • Wash hands carefully with soap and water after using the bathroom
  • 10. Major things remember Do Not Cross Contaminate Cook meat properly Wash Hands
  • 11. Factory Farm Influence
    • Factory farms produce a billion tons of manure every year in the United States. These factories dump millions of gallons of putrefying waste many times into water supplies.
  • 12. Factory Farm Influences
    • Factory farms provide sufficient breeding grounds for E. Coli to grow in crowded animal housing. Little is done to hinder the spread of pathogens between these animals .