How does e-coli spread?
Ecoli is an abbreviation for the fancy words Escherichia coli, which is the name for a bacteria found in the lower intestines of animals. Yes, that's right, it's found in fecal matter that travels in the bowels of animals.
It is spread due to modern farming methods in some modern industrialized nations such as the USA, which crowds animals into tight spaces, forcing them to walk and lay around in their own feces. When the animals are sent to slaughter, some of the fecal matter falls in the meat that is sent for processing. This is why the meat is rinsed with ammonia. However ammonia has not been shown to be an effective antispectic, so I don't know why they use it. Also, it obviously doesn't kill everything, cause we wouldn't be seeing these semi-frequent and unecessary outbreaks.
Today's cattle ranching and dairy farming is highly polluting and more disgusting than ever, as the animals are forced to sleep, rest, walk around in their own excrement, and are confined in tight spaced, pumped up with antibiotics and growth enhancing substances so they'll be more vaulable on the market. Sanitation laws are not enforced, undocumented workers are hired to do the work, afraid to report safety violations for fear of being deported, etc.
E-coli spreads through contaminated meat, say, if you didn't wash your hands before using meat, the meat wasn't clean, or the meat went bad. E-coli is the same as Samonella, but a worse case, so if you look at samonella, that's the same stuff for e-coli..
(cont) it is also spread to the contaminating run-off that these filthy ranches produce, sometimes reaching produce farms, etc..