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E coli

  1. 1. Eschericha <ul><li>E. Coli is a bacteria germ </li></ul>
  2. 2. E. Coli is mostly found in the intestines of cattle
  3. 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. 4. I <ul><li>In 1982 E. coli 0157:H7 was recognized as a food bourn pathogen in 1982 found in hamburger </li></ul>
  5. 5. Symptoms of E. Coli infections <ul><li>Stomach cramps </li></ul><ul><li>Abdominal pain </li></ul><ul><li>Diarrhea </li></ul><ul><li>Nausea </li></ul><ul><li>Vomiting </li></ul><ul><li>Fever </li></ul>
  6. 6. Possible long term effects from E. Coli <ul><li>Persons who only have diarrhea usually recover completely. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Treatment of E. Coli infection <ul><li>There in no proven treatment with medication </li></ul><ul><li>Proper hydration and nutrition are advised </li></ul><ul><li>Antibiotics do not have any proven effect </li></ul><ul><li>Anti diarrhea medications are discouraged </li></ul>
  8. 8. Tips for avoiding the E. Coli Bacteria
  9. 9. Prevention <ul><li>Cook ground beef well done or 155 degrees F </li></ul><ul><li>Be careful when preparing food do not cross contaminate </li></ul><ul><li>Wash your hands with soap before you start cooking </li></ul><ul><li>Defrost meat in refrigerator or microwave-not sitting out on a counter </li></ul><ul><li>Use hot water and soap to wash cutting boards after cutting meat products </li></ul><ul><li>Do not drink un pasteurized milk </li></ul><ul><li>Keep foods refrigerated of frozen </li></ul><ul><li>Keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold </li></ul><ul><li>Refrigerate leftovers right away </li></ul><ul><li>Wash hands carefully with soap and water after using the bathroom </li></ul>
  10. 10. Major things remember Do Not Cross Contaminate Cook meat properly Wash Hands
  11. 11. Factory Farm Influence <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Factory Farm Influences <ul><li>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 . </li></ul>

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