E. coli: What are the dangers?

RBell41799 rbell41799 at aol.com
Sun Aug 18 21:36:52 EST 1996


Hello,
I usually don't have an occasion to post here, but...

My father and I were having a discussion about E. coli.
Based on some literature calling E. coli an "indicator organism," he feels
E. coli is not harmful to people. I think it *is* harmful to people based
on what I hear in the press about outbreaks of E. coli cases from
undercooked hamburger, etc.

Where can I learn more about E. coli? Can someone tell me what dangers, if
any, E. coli presents to people?

Please respond via email...

Rick Bell



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