Healthy Habits for Bonsall and Fallbrook Folks: Preventing E. coli infections
Last updated 9/20/2020 at 9:45pm
E. coli is a bacterium found in the intestines of humans and the gut of animals. The technical term is "Escherichia coli." This bacterium has warranted itself quite the bad reputation.
Most of the time E. coli is harmless and helps the digestive system; however, when the bad type of E. coli strikes, havoc ensues, resulting in diarrhea. These strains of the bacteria are found in contaminated foods or drinks.
When E. coli strikes, food poisoning, pneumonia and breathing problems can occur. In fact, 75-95% of urinary tract infections are caused by these bacteria. There are different strains o...