What is e coli and how do you get it? What can it do to you?
Escherichia coli --- nickname ecoli...
hm. In 6th grade, I rememebr we did a really fun project involving e-coli. The way our teacher discribed it to us was sweet, and simple. She said, "It's kinda like a really bad case of samonella." We worked on this project for about 2 months. We had to figure out which patients had e-coli, and what vendors were doing this to these poor people.
You can get e-coli in a varitety or ways. Some ays are a little gross, so I'm sorry if you are grossed out after reading this answer.
--- You eat bad meat --- You don't wash your hands after using the restroom (you're more likely to get it if somebody cooked/handled food and then gave it to you.) --- Your fruit/veggies aren't theroly (wrong sp... sorry) washed before eating --- You eat raw meat/veggies (veggies are safe if you wash them extra good! ;))
The signs of e-coli...
Again, some of these are pretty gross.
--- You have bloody diareah --- You throw up --- If you have it after a while, you can be pale Unfortunately, I can'te remember the rest.
In some cases, you can die. It leads to kidney failure, which in most cases, leads to death.
This is not written to scare you, death is pretty rare in e-coli.
--- Your body has some e-coli in it natually, in your intestines. I think it helps your food pass. But you get sick if you add too much.
---Scientists test with e-coli, so they know how it works, so if you get it, they will know what it is. And you'll come out saely.
Escherichia coli (commonly E. coli; pronounced /ˌɛʃɪˈrɪkiə ˈkoʊlaɪ/, /iː ~/), is a bacterium that is commonly found in the lower intestine of warm-blooded animals. Most E. coli strains are harmless, but some, such as serotype O157:H7, can cause serious food poisoning in humans, and are occasionally responsible for costly product recalls. The harmless strains are part of the normal flora of the gut, and can benefit their hosts by producing vitamin K2, or by preventing the establishment of pathogenic bacteria within the intestine.
E. coli are not always confined to the intestine, and their ability to survive for brief periods outside the body makes them an ideal indicator organism to test environmental samples for fecal contamination. The bacteria can also be grown easily and its genetics are comparatively simple and easily-manipulated, making it one of the best-studied prokaryotic model organisms, and an important species in biotechnology. E. coli was discovered by German pediatrician and bacteriologist Theodor Escherich in 1885, and is now classified as part of the Enterobacteriaceae family of gamma-proteobacteria.
Its bacteria, it can make u sick if u eat food that has e coli, I forget how u get it