The microorganism called "E. coli", included in the composition of the microflora of the gastrointestinal tract of man, received its name from the typical oblong. E. coli, under normal conditions, refers to the pathogenic microorganisms, i.e., it is not injurious to health. But sometimes these bacteria can harm the body.

How there can be E. coli

Such infectious disease as dysentery, wears the unofficial title of "disease of dirty hands". Exactly the same occurs and the disease is E. coli – infectious disease caused by Escherichia coli. The disease is so named because Latin designation E. coli – "echerichia if".

The mechanism of infection – penetration of coliform bacteria in the oral cavity failure to comply with hand hygiene after using the toilet, contact with infected animals, work on a farm or own backyard, etc. the Disease can occur in relatively mild and very severe, the symptoms resembling cholera. To avoid getting sick with E. coli, it is necessary to wash hands thoroughly with soap and water.

E. coli can get into the mouth when consuming drinking water from contaminated sources, while bathing in public swimming pool (if it is not disinfected with chlorine or other reagents), and in natural bodies of water, where does the sewage, even in very small amounts.

Also sources of the disease may serve meats that have not been sufficiently heat treated, not pasteurized milk and juices. You can get it if be used to cool beverages ice made from impure water.

Statistics of disease E. coli

Most often the infection is transmitted contact-household way (using common household items, dishes, linens). Therefore, according to medical statistics, most diseases occur in nurseries, kindergartens – up to 30% of cases. Diseases among children attending public preschools, as well as amongst adults, occur much less frequently.

The most difficult disease in immunocompromised children – premature or suffered a serious illness, which significantly reduces the immune system. At the first sign of intestinal infection should call a doctor. Maybe baby hospitalitynet. In some cases, prescribe outpatient treatment.