About E. coli

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How is E. coli infection diagnosed?

How is E. coli Infection Diagnosed?

Infection with E. coli O157:H7 or other Shiga toxin-producing E. coli is usually confirmed by the detection of the bacteria in a stool specimen from an infected individual. [1, 54]


Most hospitals labs and physicians know to test for these particular bacteria, especially if the potentially infected person has bloody diarrhea.  Still, it remains a good idea to specifically request that a stool specimen be tested for the presence of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli. [54]

 

Recent Outbreaks

E. coli outbreak linked to salads and wraps sold by Glass Onion Catering Glass Onion Catering Salad & Wrap E. coli Outbreak

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Jimmy John's linked to E. coli outbreak in Denver Jimmy John’s E. coli Outbreak (2013)

A Denver-area E. coli outbreak was linked to Jimmy John's… Continued

The Porch Restaurant E. coli Outbreak, Pittsburgh, PA The Porch Restaurant E. coli Outbreak

The Porch, popular Pittsburgh restaurant, linked to E. coli outbreak… Continued

McBee Dairy Farm E. coli Outbreak in Tennessee McBee Dairy Farm Raw Milk E. coli Outbreak

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