HOST DEFENS21 - • In addition, breast milk contains...

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HOST DEFENSES: A number of factors help prevent infection by E. coli . These include gastric acidity, intestinal motility and the normal intestinal flora. Some evidence suggests a possible genetic component because the bacterial fimbriae are used to attach to specific cellular receptors.
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Unformatted text preview: • In addition, breast milk contains neutralizing (non-immunoglobulin) factors that help to prevent disease in nursing infants. EPIDEMIOLOGY: • E. coli is a human organism and, as a consequence, is transmitted from person to person via contaminated food or water....
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course BIOLOGY MCB2010 taught by Professor Jessicadigirolamo during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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