Most people have heard about this dangerous bacterium. While it is perfectly safe when it is located in the lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract of animals and humans, it can cause major illnesses due to its production of powerful toxins. That’s why so many people are interested in how to protect themselves and how to eliminate E. coli.
E. coli can quickly and easily spread from one person to another and even spread from animals in a petting zoo. While this is very common, around 85% of current infections are caused by food. This organism is present in GI tracts, which means that people who consume meat are at risk of E. coli. Contaminated products can occur during processing or slaughter and if meat is undercooked, then infection is very common. Other food sources of infection include eating leafy greens such as alfalfa, spinach, and lettuce that are infected; drinking unpasteurized juice and milk; and eating salami that is contaminated. You can also get E. coli by drinking or swimming in contaminated water.
It’s very easy for E. coli to spread to another person if people do not practice good hand washing, which is why it is so common in hospitals, daycares, and nursing homes.
The average onset of these symptoms is three to four days and includes severe stomach cramps and bloody diarrhea. Most people do not have a fever and while the symptoms are severe, most people will recover in a week without relying on medication. Very young children as well as the elderly can get very sick and an infection can actually cause hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), which is life-threatening. This condition causes the kidneys to fail. Getting medical attention for an Escherichia coli (E. Colli) infection is important.
A stool test is required to correctly diagnose E. coli, which is why getting medical care right away is important. Healthy individuals do not need treatment, will feel better in five to ten days, and should not use antidiarrheal medical or antibiotics. People who develop HUS will need treatment in a hospital and may require kidney dialysis and blood transfusions.
While E. coli is scary, there are some things that you can do to help prevent its spread and to avoid E. coli infection: Regularly wash your hands after using the bathroom, before eating or handling food, and after changing a diaper. Children need to be especially thorough washing hands after using the bathroom. Thoroughly cook meat to destroy the bacteria. Ground beef is especially dangerous and can harbor E. coli. Wash your hands after touching animals, being on a farm, or handing animal feces. Order your hamburger well-done or medium at a restaurant and do not eat any ground beef that is still pink. Defrost your food in the microwave, refrigerator, or cold water, not out on the counter. Wash all vegetables and fruit before you eat them. Keep your kitchen clean at all times. Never placed cooked meat on the same plate as raw meat. Wash all kitchen thermometers, counters, and cutting boards with hot soapy water. Don’t drink unpasteurized cider, milk, or juice Drink water that has been disinfected or treated with chlorine. Keep raw meat away from food that is ready to eat. Don’t swallow water when swimming in a pool or a lake.
Stay informed of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommendations regarding food preparation and consumption. Everyone wants to know how to kill E. coli bacteria and while there are certain things that you can do to prevent its spread, killing it is a little bit harder. It’s best to rely on Odorox Hydroxyl Generator machines in all commercial and residential settings. These machines are able to find and kill all bacteria and germs in your environment. They not only remove bacteria from the air but also can kill any that’s on surfaces in your home or office. This is a reliable way to kill E. coli and prevent it from spreading from one person to another, stopping the spread of infection and the health problems it causes.
Below is a brief testimonial outlining my experience with Hydroxyl Environmental's MDU (Mobile Disinfectant Unit). My mother suffered a diabetic stroke in Feb, 2005. Her blood sugars have been a constant battle since that date. She survives on a feeding tube. Our family provides home care for my mother at my sisters. In the evenings her blood sugars would jump to 25-28 and first thing in the morning they would test around 12-18 (5-6 is normal range). She also had an issue with an air pump that keeps her mattress inflated to help prevent bed sores.
In the summer of 2007 her air pump failed and we had to wait nearly a week for a replacement. During that time mom suffered a bed sore on her spine. In short order the sore grew to approximately 16 inches in length and was open nearly 1.5" at the widest point. It took our wound nurse incredibly countless hours to try and close this wound that in most cases ends in a fatality. This sore persisted for nearly six months before we were successful in closing it with the use of a vacuum. In the early part of this year we experienced another bed sore. Actually two, one on each heel as a result of an air mattress pump failure again.
This time a friend of mine spoke about the MDU that had helped others with medical issues. We had nothing to lose so we installed it in my mother's bedroom. Almost immediately our mothers breathing began to improve and within days my sister and niece reported my mother's blood sugars had returned to levels under 10, a spectacular improvement comparative to her results these past three years.
After only two weeks there were significant signs her bed sores on her heels were healing weeks ahead of her previous bout. I don't know what the significance of the MDU unit is other than to tell you it has performed way beyond our wildest expectations. I will and do recommend this technology to anyone seeking improved health regarding breathing, bed sores, or blood sugars if they are an issue. I wish I was more scientific about our results but the proof is clearly in the Hydroxyl MDU unit........
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Attention Odorox Air Technologies,
Thank you for providing us with 4 Hydroxyl Generators on your free trial offer late last month. Like others in the industry we are always seeking innovative technologies to advance our business and help us deliver improved quality to our customers. To say the least, we were very excited that a supplier would send us free tools at no risk to trial in our business.
If I told you the equipment has already paid for itself would you be impressed?
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We have improved some adjuster relationships as a result of our new ability to resolve some challenging odor issues. On one particular job we were not only successful using your technology but we saved our adjuster thousands of dollars in dry cleaning. He was so impressed he gave us another referral for a similar job just a few days later.
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Allpro Restorations Services
Glens Falls New York
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