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A New Step In Evolution


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Amazing series of experiments going on EVERY DAY since 1988, watching E coli evolve.

I had to use Google translate:

9000 Americans die every year and millions more are affected by food-borne illnesses such as E. Coli.

E. coli is the abbreviated name of the bacterium Escherichia coli. La, rare strain of E. coli is dangerous is E. coli O157: H7. This strain produces the toxin causes severe Vero cells damaged intestinal walls. The affected individual not only lose water and salts, but also suffers damage to blood vessels and bleeding. Sometimes bacteria cause hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) that causes bleeding and kidney collapse.

Scientists indicate that they believed the infection was mostly connected with contaminated meat -- particularly ground beef -- has now made way for other foods.

In the four years since the eruption in Jack in the Box, the Federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has connected other infections rashes E. coli to fruits, vegetables, dry salami, raw milk and unpasteurized apple cider.

Yikes!

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