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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Healthy Lifestyles to Fight E-Coli Attacks

Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Although there is in Europe, outbreaks of Escherichia coli or E. coli bacteria that deadly should be wary of people in other areas. Society must continue to clean and healthy behavior to prevent contracting the new strain of E.coli bacteria. Deadly E.coli bacteria and horrendous in Europe is a new strain of E. coli that is resistant to antibiotics.

Clean and Healthy Behavior or healthy lifestyle means washing hands with soap before eating, after from toilet or bathroom, also wash your hands before preparing food. Vegetables and fruits should be washed before eaten. Vegetables are better cooked first until mature. Bacteria in general will die at 70 degrees centigrade warming for 30 minutes. So, keep in mind the process of processing food / beverage.

Actually, most of the stain or the type of E. coli are not harmful. These bacteria can also be found in the intestines of humans and warm-blooded animals. But the bacteria that attack Europe is the latest strain of E.coli which can be deadly because it can trigger severe bleeding. New strains which reputedly resistant to antibiotics has named Enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli, or EHEC.

EHEC infection symptoms which include abdominal pain like cramps accompanied by diarrhea, which in some cases to bleed (haemorrhagic colitis). Other symptoms that often accompany a fever and nausea-vomiting.

EHEC incubation period ranges from 3 to 8 days, or an average of 4 days. Most can heal by itself within 10 days, but in certain cases as occurred in Europe, the infection can progress to Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome (HUS).

HUS symptoms serious enough and can be deadly disease, among which are accompanied by acute renal failure damage to red blood cells, nerve disorders, stroke and coma. It is estimated that about 10 percent from patients infected with EHEC will continue to HUS, with a mortality rate of 3-5 percent.

So it is very important for us to always get a healthy lifestyle. With a healthy lifestyle, the threat of bacterial attack can be reduced.

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