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4        <NAME>EColiSTEC</NAME>
5        <TITLE>Shiga toxin-producing E. coli</TITLE>
6        <TEXT>
7                Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) are diarrhea-causing strains of a group of bacteria
8                called Escherichia coli. E. coli O157 is the most well-known type of STEC, but there
9                are many other types that can cause illness in humans. Illness caused by STEC often
10                begins with non-bloody diarrhea and severe abdominal cramping, 3 to 4 days after exposure
11                to the bacteria. After several days the diarrhea usually becomes bloody. Fever occurs in
12                less than one third of cases. Some people infected with STEC, particularly E. coli O157,
13                may develop a serious complication called hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) that can lead
14                to chronic kidney failure. Children under the age of 5 and the elderly are more likely
15                to develop HUS. STEC live in the intestines of healthy cattle, deer, sheep and goats.
16                STEC infections usually result from handling or eating raw or undercooked ground beef,
17                drinking unpasteurized milk, or improper hand-washing following contact with infected animals
18                or surfaces contaminated with feces from an infected animal. However, recent outbreaks of STEC
19                infection have been associated with sprouts, lettuce, spinach, salami, unpasteurized apple juice,
20                and swimming in or drinking sewage-contaminated water. STEC may also be passed from one person to
21                another. 
22                For more information, please see [].[[br]][[br]]
23        </TEXT>
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