To be honest, I'm more convinced that the end of the world will be rather more quiet than we all think, much less spectacular than nuclear bombs or accidents, even less than comets crashing into the earth's surface.
Bad Bug Book > BBB - Escherichia coli O157:H7 (EHEC)
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|This is it.....................................nice, colourful little thing....isn't it.|
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enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC)
a strain of E. coli that causes hemorrhage in the intestines. The organism produces shiga toxin, which damages bowel tissue, causing intestinal ischemia and colonic necrosis. Symptoms are stomach cramping and bloody diarrhea. An infectious dose may be as low as 10 organisms. Spread by contaminated beef, unpasteurized milk and juice, sprouts, lettuce, and salami, as well as contaminated water, the infection can be serious although there may be no fever. Treatment consists of antibiotics and maintenance of fluid and electrolyte balance. In advanced cases, surgical removal of portions of the bowel may be required.
Right now, at this moment, you may be eating it! Cooking - not even boiling - kills it!
The National German news has just, this very evening, brought out a general warning - it's been found in these things:....just at the moment when everyone is sitting down to eat them!
It's hot in Germany too right now!
They've been found in just about everything, and we eat everything. The only thing they don't seem to have found it in is..... Sheep's Eyes....!