06:24 7th January 2018 | Bacteria Infection
E. coli (Escherichia coli) is a type of bacteria. Certain strains are harmless, however, others can have dangerous effects. Strains of E. coli include:STEC: This strain creates a toxin called Shiga that damages the lining of the intestine which in turn leads to illness. O157:H7: This dangerous strain often causes severe, acute hemorrhagic diarrhea. In some cases, particularly children under five years of age the infection can caus...
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