Escherichia coli O157:H7 infection

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A potentially fatal infection that causes acute gastroenteritis with bloody diarrhea and generalized systemic disease, sometimes including renal failure. This may be primarily a zoonotic infection, often transmitted to humans in contaminated water supplies. The contamination may have animal more often than human sources, for example, when manure from a feed lot pollutes an aquifer that is a source of drinking water.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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