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Dyn 18 Chain of Infection Examples E. coli E. coli is short for Escherichia coli—a germ that causes severe cramps and diarrhea. E. coli is a leading cause of bloody diarrhea. The symptoms are worse in children and older people, and especially in people who have another illness. E. coli infection is more common during the summer months and in northern states. Healthy beef and dairy cattle may carry the E. coli germ in their intestines. The meat can get contaminated with the germ during the slaughtering process. When beef is ground up, the E. coli germs get mixed throughout the meat. The most common way to get this infection is by eating undercooked hamburgers. You can be infected with the E. coli germ if you don’t use a high enough temperature to cook your beef, or if you don’t cook it long enough. When you eat undercooked beef, the germs enter your stomach and intestines. 1. causative agent = ___The e.coli_______________________ 2. reservoir = _______in the intestines of the cow___________________ 3. portal of exit = ______during the slaughtering process____________________ 4. mode of transmission = _______by people eating undercooked food___________________
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