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E. Coli Case Study

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1. List the disease and/or illness: E. coli infection (Food poisoning).

2. List what it is caused by (specific scientific and common names of the organism: Escherichia coli

3. Explain the disease/illness: Escherichia coli is a bacteria. E. coli infection incidence rates are abundant during summer. As is usually the case, there is a deal of variability between individuals in the risk and the degree of symptom of E.coli infection. The most susceptible to E.coli infection are people who have weakened immune systems, children and the elderly.

4. What are the symptoms: Symptoms include cramps, bloody diarrhea, dehydration, vomiting and urinary tract infections.

5. How is it contracted: Escherichia coli is contracted by coming into contact with
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