Escherichia Coli (E.coli): A Bacterium Found in Animal Intestines


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Escherichia Coli (E.coli): A Bacterium Found in Animal Intestines
Escherichia coli (E.coli) is a bacterium found in animal intestines. The bacteria can grow in vegetables, raw meat and water when it is not properly heated. According to Takano (n.d.) a serotype of E. coli, O157:H7 has been known for mass poisoning in several countries. E coli is known to contaminate water causing a variety of diseases such as respiratory diseases, meningitis, diarrhea, urinary tract infection and possibly death (Koo, 2009).
The purpose of this essay is to discuss the use Florence Nightingale’s theory on how the crisis could have been avoided and recommendations to prevent the outbreak on the reserve.
A study by Egerston, L. (2008) shows that...
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