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----- Original Message -----
From: "Roberto Verzola" <rverzola@GN.APC.ORG>
Sent: Sunday, November 03, 2002 5:31 AM
Subject: [SANET-MG] E.coli
> Can someone pls explain why E.coli is considered a pathogen?
> Doesn't it exist naturally in our gut? How can it be harmful? Aren't
> they in fact an essential part of our gut ecology?
> I know that the presence of E.coli is considered an indication of
> fecal contamination, because the E.coli in our gut also appear in
> human waste. So, a high E.coli count in water means fecal
> contamination. But that doesn't make E.coli itself a pathogen, does
> Roberto Verzola
- Re: E.coli
- From: Frank Teuton <fteuton@SYMPATICO.CA>
- From: Roberto Verzola <rverzola@GN.APC.ORG>