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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

How to Easily Avoid E Coli Bacteria

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Health-Net: Already 35 people have died from the outbreak of E Coli bacteria in Germany and several other European countries. While 812 of 3256 of those infected are still struggling to beat death, based on reports the Center for Disease Control Prevention and Europe.

The majority has bloody diarrhea, and not a few who have kidney complications because of E Coli symptoms.

The case was obviously spread panic around the world. Fear quite reasonable because E Coli is a type of bacteria found in everywhere like water, food, soil, toilet, kitchen, even in the air.

Must be alert, however it should be underlined that not all dangerous E Coli symptoms. Only certain types can lead to serious illness, such as E Coli strain O104: H4 an outbreak in Germany recently, and E Coli strain O157: H7 outbreak in the United States in 1982.

Type O104: H4 included as one of Enterohaemorrhagic E Coli (EHEC), which can cause bloody diarrhea infected. Even these cases often develop into hemolytic uremia syndrome (HUS), E Coli disease that can cause kidney failure and various complications of other infections.

E. coli lives in the temperature of 7 degrees Celsius and die at a temperature of 70 degrees Celsius. So if food is properly cooked, the bacteria will die.

To avoid the dangers of E Coli bacteria, see the guide Katherine Zeratsky, RD, LD, nutrition specialist at Mayo Clinic:
  • Note the appearance, smell, and taste of food and drink before getting into the body.
  • Wash food thoroughly. Rub entire surface with a soft.
  • Wash hands, household furniture, and kitchen utensils with soap and warm water before use.
  • Separate raw foods from ready meals.
  • Cook foods until done with a minimum temperature of 71 degrees Celsius.
  • Store food with good storage techniques in the fridge.
  • Avoid juices, dairy products, and unpasteurized apple drink.
  • Avoid consumption of beverages from water sources are polluted.

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