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E. coli


The E. coli outbreak was traced to beef from Michigan.
  a species of bacterium normally present in intestinal tract of humans and other animals; can be a threat to food safety
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E. coli escherichia coli
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Short for Escherichia coli.
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  • The E. coli outbreak was traced to beef from Michigan.
  • In 1960, Stone presented a radical new theory of operon activity in E. coli and S. tabuli, and developed evidence for the physical nature of the inducer and represser substances.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Officials were concerned about the spread of E. coli, the risk of typhoid fever, cholera, dysentery.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • His client the next day could be a fast-food CEO trying to deal with an E. coli outbreak.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics

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  • And the same meat industry practices that endanger these workers have facilitated the introduction of deadly pathogens, such as E. coli 0157:H7, into America’s hamburger meat, a food aggressively marketed to children.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • It said that his stool sample had tested positive for Escherichia coli 0157:H7, a virulent and potentially lethal foodborne pathogen.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • E. coli 0157:H7 was rarely found in chicken.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • A single cell of the bacterium E. coli would, under ideal circumstances, divide every twenty minutes.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • State health officials had noticed a spike in the number of people suffering from E. coli 0157:H7 infections.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • In this way, it can be shown that in a single day, one cell of E. coli could produce a super-colony equal in size and weight to the entire planet earth.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain

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  • At the time Colorado was one of only six states with the capability to perform DNA tests on samples of E. coli 0157:H7.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • On July 28, the USDA lab notified Gallegos that Lee Harding’s hamburger was contaminated with the same strain of E. coli 0157:H7.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • E. coli 0157:H7 was first isolated in 1982; HIV was discovered the following year.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • People who are infected with HIV can appear healthy for years, while cattle infected with E. coli 0157:H7 show few signs of illness.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • E. coli 0157:H7 was most likely responsible for some human illnesses thirty or forty years ago.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Tests of the hamburger patties disclosed the presence of E. coli 0157:H7.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • The Jack in the Box outbreak received a great deal of attention from the media, alerting the public to the dangers of E. coli 0157:H7.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • But this was not the first outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7 linked to fast food hamburgers.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • E. coli 0157:H7 is a mutated version of a bacterium found abundantly in the human digestive system.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Most E. coli bacteria help us digest food, synthesize vitamins, and guard against dangerous organisms.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • E. coli 0157:H7, on the other hand, can release a powerful toxin called a "verotoxin" or a "Shiga toxin" — that attacks the lining of the intestine.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Some people who are infected with E. coli 0157:H7 do not become ill.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Six months after seemingly recovering from his bout of E. coli 0157:H7 food poisoning, Harding began to urinate blood.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Antibiotics have proven ineffective in treating illnesses caused by E. coli 0157:H7.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Efforts to eradicate E. coli 0157:H7 have been complicated by the fact that it is an extraordinarily hearty microbe that is easy to trans— mit.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • E. coli 0157:H7 is resistant to acid, salt, and chlorine.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • An infection with E. coli 0157:H7 can be caused by as few as five organisms.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • The heartiness and minute infectious dose of E. coli 0157:H7 allow the pathogen to be spread in many ways.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Person-to-person transmission has been responsible for a significant proportion of E. coli 0157:H7 illnesses.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Some herds of American cattle may have been infected with E. coli 0157:H7 decades ago.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • A recent USDA study found that during the winter about 1 percent of the cattle at feedlots carry E. coli 0157:H7 in their gut.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • A single animal infected with E. coli 0157:H7 can contaminate 32,000 pounds of that ground beef.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • The American Meat Institute immediately filed a lawsuit in federal court to prevent the USDA from testing any ground beef for E. coli 0157:H7.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • He thinks that the problem of E. coli 0157:H7 contamination in ground beef can be solved.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Officials at Hudson Foods were informed late in July of 1997 that its frozen hamburger patties had infected Lee Harding with E. coli 0157:H7.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • The press release failed to mention that some ground beef from the same lot had indeed been tested — and had tested positive for E. coli 0157:H7.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Thirty-six people who’d recently eaten at Tiger Harry’s had been sickened by E. coli 0157:H7.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • In 1978, before the first known outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7, the USDA had 12,000 meat inspectors; now it has about 7,500.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Tests of the ground beef, which had been processed by the Bauer Meat Company, confirmed the presence of E. coli 0157:H7.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Around the same time, a dozen children in Finley, Washington, were sickened by E. coli 0157:H7.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Northern States Beef was also linked to a 1994 outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7 in Nebraska that sickened eighteen people.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • A virus that carries the gene to produce Shiga toxins is now infecting previously harmless strains of E. coli.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • In addition to E. coli 0157:H7, approximately sixty to one hundred other mutant E. coli organisms now produce Shiga toxins.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • In addition to E. coli 0157:H7, approximately sixty to one hundred other mutant E. coli organisms now produce Shiga toxins.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Among the most dangerous are E. coli 0103, 0111, 026, 0121, and 0145.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • The standard tests being used to find E. coli 0157:H7 do not detect the presence of these other bugs.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • The Netherlands began to test ground beef for E. coli 0157:H7 in 1989.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • During the summer of 2002, ground beef from the ConAgra slaughterhouse in Greeley, Colorado, was linked to an outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Dr. Patricia Griffin, one of the CDC’s leading experts on E. coli 0157:H7, believes that food safety classes should be mandatory for fast food workers.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • And meatpacking plants would not be required to test for E. coli 0157:H7, a pathogen whose discovery might lead to immediate condemnation of their meat.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
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Associated words [difficulty]:   E. coli [6] , salmonella [6] , listeria [8] , campylobacter [9] , salmonella [6] , listeria [8] , campylobacter [9]
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