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ENTEROHEMORRAGISK E.COLI (EHEC)

Occurrence: in the intestine of humans and warm-blooded animals. Infection by food, infected persons, water or contact with animals. Resistant to low pH.

Incubation time: 1-10 days.

Symptoms: stomach pain and diarrhea. For some, especially for children, the aftermath of HUS can destroy the kidneys and cause death.

Causes of outbreaks: insufficiently heated hamburgers, unpasteurized milk, juice, vegetables, cold smoked and fermented sausage etc.

Prevention: heat food properly, burgers should be cooked through, wash hands after contact with animals and do not drink unpasteurized milk.