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E. Coli Infections

  • By: Lindsay Kim MPH
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Escherichia coli are bacteria of which the virulent strains can cause significant gastrointestinal morbidity and mortality. E. coli O157:H7 is the strain most well known to the general public for causing epidemics after ingestion of contaminated water and ...

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