What does E coli smell like?

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What does E coli smell like?

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answered Nov 25 by Havingsaid (5,620 points)
E. Coli does not smell like anything or have a scent.

You cannot see, smell or taste E. Coli although it can be deadly if you get infected with it.

The symptoms of E.coli include.

Nausea and vomiting.
Diarrhea which can be mild, sever and bloody or watery.
Stomach cramping, stomach pain and tenderness.

E.coli is usually spread by eating contaminated food or drinking contaminated water that contains illness-producing strains of E. coli.

E coli O157 infection can go on to develop a serious condition called haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS).

This can sometimes lead to kidney failure and death, although this is rare.

The risk of HUS is highest in children aged under five years. Some people become infected but don't develop symptoms.

E. coli is classified as being in the genus Escherichia (named after its discoverer Theodor Escherich), family Enterobacteriaceae, order Enterobacteriales, class Gammaproteobacteria, phylum Proteobacteria.

To flush E. coli out of your system drink plenty of water throughout the day and also be sure to empty your bladder when you urinate.

You can also flush E. coli out of your system by eating garlic.

Cultures across the world have long recognized garlic for its preventive and curative powers.

Research has found that garlic can be an effective treatment against many forms of bacteria, including Salmonella and Escherichia coli (E. coli).

When E. coli gets in your body it creates a toxin that can damage the lining of your small intestine and when this happens it can lead to diarrhea with blood and vomiting as well as bad stomach cramps.

After being infected with E. coli it can sometimes cause permanent damage.

Those who contract gastroenteritis from drinking water contaminated with E coli are at an increased risk of developing high blood pressure, kidney problems and heart disease in later life.

The first signs of E. coli are severe stomach cramps, diarrhea (often bloody), and vomiting.

The long term effects of E. coli are kidney problems, possible kidney disease, heart disease and high blood pressure.

When a person has a more severe strain of E. Coli it can damage the heart and lead to heart disease if left untreated.

The E. coli O157:H7 strain belongs to a group of E. coli that produces a powerful toxin that damages the lining of the small intestine.

This can cause bloody diarrhea.

E. Coli can in rare cases go to your brain if the E. Coli gets more severe and is left untreated.

E. Coli does have the ability to get to your brain but the good news is that it rarely happens.

E. Coli can sometimes cause some people to experience lower back pain.

And certain strains of E. coli can also cause symptoms including diarrhea, stomach pain and cramps and low-grade fever.

E. Coli does sometimes cause a bit of weight loss in some people although the weight loss with E. Coli is usually not significant.

When you have E. Coli it feels like you have stomach cramping or the stomach flu including sometimes a fever and severe stomach cramps, diarrhea (often bloody), and vomiting.

Symptoms of E. coli infection include severe diarrhea (often bloody) and abdominal cramps.

Most people infected with E. coli do not have a fever or vomiting.

E. Coli is not contagious like a virus is but you can pass E. Coli on to another person by hand and mouth contact.

Anyone who has had an E. coli O157 infection should stay away from work or school until they have been completely free of symptoms for 48 hours.

Most people are no longer infectious after about a week, although some people, particularly children, may carry E. coli O157 for several months after they have got better.

You likely got E. Coli through undercooked meat, contaminated meat, or contaminated water or drinks.

Most people get E. Coli through eating contaminated food or drinking contaminated water.

E. Coli can occur through eating undercooked hamburger, raw beef, raw ground beef, undercooked chicken or other meats.

Yogurt is good for eating when you have E. Coli and the Yogurt may help to get rid of the E. Coli.

When you feel like eating again, start with small amounts of food.

To prevent dehydration, drink plenty of fluids.

Choose water and other clear liquids until you feel better.

Soda, fruit juices, and sports drinks have too much sugar and not enough of the important electrolytes that are lost during diarrhea.

Soda Crackers, rice, eggs and toast are foods that can help get rid of E. Coli.

Drink clear liquids.

Drink plenty of clear liquids, including water, clear sodas and broths, gelatin, and juices to help flush E. Coli out of your system.

Foods you should avoid if you have E. Coli include undercooked meats, undercooked hamburger; unpasteurized milk, apple juice or cider; and soft cheeses made from raw milk.

To prevent E. Coli keep any raw meat, poultry, and seafood separate from vegetables, fruits, breads, and other foods that have already been prepared for eating.

Use only pasteurized milk, dairy, and juice products.

In most cases it takes between 5 to 10 days for E. Coli to go away.

Symptoms of E Coli usually last 5 to 10 days.

People with mild symptoms usually recover on their own without treatment.

The best treatment for E .Coli are rest, fluids and cephalosporins, fluoroquinolones, and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole are considered as 1st line agents and often used to treat community and hospital infections caused by E. coli.

E Coli is a bacillus also known as a gram-negative bacillus which grows well on commonly used media.

If you have a mild case of E. Coli and it goes untreated then most often it will go away on it's own and you'll recover.

However if you have a more severe case of E. Coli and it goes untreated then it can cause severe symptoms and even life-threatening complications, such as hemolytic uremic syndrome, which can lead to kidney failure and death.

E Coli is a Gammaproteobacteria.

Gammaproteobacteria are a class of several medically, ecologically and scientifically important groups of bacteria, such as the Enterobacteriaceae (Escherichia coli), Vibrionaceae and Pseudomonadaceae.

E. Coli is not always life threatening and in most cases the E. Coli goes away and most people recover within a week after being affected by E. Coli.

The overall mortality rate for E. coli O157:H7 is <1%.

For those who develop HUS, the death rate is between 3-5%.

Transmissibility: The major source of transmission is the consumption of raw or undercooked ground beef.

While most people who get infected with E. Coli will recover completely, others may suffer permanent health effects, like kidney damage, and some may die.

Although anyone can get an E. coli infection, pregnant women, people with compromised immune systems, young children and older adults are most at risk for developing serious complications.

Most cases of E. coli infections are mild and do not cause a serious health risk.

Cases resolve on their own with rest and drinking plenty of fluids.

However, some strains can cause severe symptoms and even life-threatening complications, such as hemolytic uremic syndrome, which can lead to kidney failure and death.

Most people recover from E. coli infection without treatment within five to 10 days.

Antibiotics should not be used to treat this infection because they may lead to kidney complications.

Antidiarrheal treatments should also be avoided.

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