or E. coli
By Maggie McGee
E. coli is a bacteria that lives in your intestines and in the intestines of animals also. E. coli O157:H7 is one of the most harmful types of this bacteria. People that eat raw vegetables, fruits, and unpasteurized (raw) milk and juices can have a chance of getting this bacteria.
People can catch this bacteria by eating raw or uncooked ground beef, or from drinking raw milk. This bacteria is found in animal feces, and particularly cattle feces, and contact with the feces can lead to contamination of many types of food and fluids. It takes about a week to shake off the bug. But some people complain about possible kidney failure.
You can have many symptoms of E. coli. Some include severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, and vomiting.
While most cases of E. coli can be harmful or mild that lead to no illness at all, some strains of this bacteria can lead to severe anemia or kidney failure or even death.
To help you prevent getting E. coli is never eat, drink, or put things into your mouth in animal areas. Always wash your hands after touching the animals, they carry germs that can make people sick. Also wash your hands after handling raw foods. Also to prevent this bacteria is to cook your raw meats to the appropriate temperatures and avoid eating raw vegetables and fruits.
This video is aatalking different ways you can get E. coli. Starting from where it all starts, cattle feces. They are trying to find a way to vaccinate the cows so they can stop the spread of the bacteria.
This video to showing how the E. coli bacteria is hiding and ready to get to your food. So make sure you use different cutting boards when you are cooking raw meats and fruits and vegetables.