Escherichia Coli Infections

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Escherichia coli bacteria cause a wide range of illnesses, with most affecting the gastrointestinal tract and causing severe diarrhea. Often transmitted by contaminated food and water, E. coli infections are common in less developed parts of the world, though some types occur frequently in the United States. Recent outbreaks in America have involved contaminated ground beef and packaged spinach. Escherichia coli Infections, Second Edition examines the various E. coli illnesses, ...

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Overview

Escherichia coli bacteria cause a wide range of illnesses, with most affecting the gastrointestinal tract and causing severe diarrhea. Often transmitted by contaminated food and water, E. coli infections are common in less developed parts of the world, though some types occur frequently in the United States. Recent outbreaks in America have involved contaminated ground beef and packaged spinach. Escherichia coli Infections, Second Edition examines the various E. coli illnesses, symptoms, transmission, treatments, and prevention.

Deadly diseases affect everyone. Although not all cases are fatal, each disease causes a degree of harm and discomfort to those whom it afflicts and sometimes can have long-lasting consequences. Each book in the series Deadly Diseases and Epidemics takes the reader through all aspects of a disease-from its history and causes or method of infection to its treatment and prevention. The books provide a foundation for understanding the basics of microbiology, immunology, and epidemiology.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780791079492
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2004
  • Series: Deadly Diseases and Epidemics Series
  • Pages: 136
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 6

1 Outbreaks 8

2 What is E. coli 16

3 E. coli Diseases 26

4 E. coli Colonization and Transmission 35

5 Epidemiology of E. coli Infections 44

6 Disease Pathogenesis 62

7 Diagnosis and Treatment 72

8 Disease Prevention 84

9 Future Possibilities and Concerns 95

Notes 100

Glossary 108

Further Resources 117

Index 125

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