Escherichia coli

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Esch•e•rich•i•a co•li

(ˌɛʃ əˈrɪk i ə ˈkoʊ laɪ)

a species of rod-shaped, facultatively anaerobic bacteria in the large intestine of humans and other animals, sometimes pathogenic.
[< New Latin, after T. Escherich (1857–1911), German physician; see -ia, coliform]
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Noun1.Escherichia coli - a species of bacterium normally present in intestinal tract of humans and other animals; sometimes pathogenic; can be a threat to food safety
escherichia - a genus of enteric bacteria
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Symptoms of an E. coli infection show up within 10 days of being exposed to the bacteria, and the E.
Talk to your doctor if you have symptoms of an E. coli infection and report your illness to your local health department.
Pre-infection of NDV, infectious bronchitis virus or Mycoplasma gallisepticum enhances the susceptibility for E. coli infection in field conditions (Peighambari et al., 2000).
According to CDC criteria, if infection occurred 72 hours after the hospitalization or within the first 10 days after discharge, it was evaluated as hospital- acquired infections (HAI), if not, it was evaluated as community-acquired infections (CAI).13 The patients' data were examined, and risk factors that could predispose them to ESBL-producing E. coli infection were recorded.
To date, there have been about 2,000 cases of E. coli infection and 25 deaths due to the disease worldwide.
A Nearly 75,000 cases of E. coli infection occur in the U.S.
In addition to elderly people, children younger than 5 years are the highest-risk group for E. coli infection. And although 2%-7% of adult E.
Since Map seems so integral to E. coli infection, Dixon and his colleagues wondered whether other bacteria might inject related proteins into cells to carry out similar functions.
A total of 59 cases of E. coli infection have been reported, with 50 confirmed by laboratory analysis, said Karen Gillette, manager of Lane County Public Health.
"The only way to prevent hemolytic uremic syndrome from striking children is to prevent the E. coli infection in the first place," says Philip Tarr of the University of Washington in Seattle.
The elderly and small children are particularly prone to death from an E. coli infection. In fact, it is fatal in as many as 50% of the elderly.
Unfortunately, the grim reality of E. coli infection is not an isolated stain on the reputation of an otherwise hygenic American meat supply.