Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Bloody Fool make Medical History by becoming first E.Coli victim
The Prime Minister's Office had posted on Twitter this morning that Najib was INFECTED with the E.coli bacteria following HIS MANY VISITS TO THE FLOOD-AFFECTED STATES over the past two weeks.
The prime minister has been ordered by doctors to rest at home and is expected to resume his duties as soon as possible, the PMO added.
According to the NST, Najib has since tweeted “I will continue monitoring flood relief operations from home.”
Health Department director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the news that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is down with an E.coli infection is NO indicator of an E.coli outbreak in any of the states affected by the recent floods,
Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, in denying such rumours, said that "there has been NO REPORT of such an outbreak", the New Straits Times reported.
Most strains of the E.coli bacteria are harmless, however some can result in diarrhoea, vomiting, fever, dehydration, and, in extreme cases, death
CAUSES AND SPREAD OF INFECTION WITH E.coli?
What causes infection with E. coli? How is it spread?
E. coli infections are generally caused by eating contaminated food, drinking contaminated water, or coming into direct contact with someone who is sick or with animals that carry the bacteria.
Infections can be caused by
- improperly cooked beef;
- raw fruits and uncooked vegetables, including sprouts;
- untreated drinking water;
- unpasteurized (raw) milk and (raw) milk products, including raw milk cheese;
- unpasteurized apple juice/cider; and
- direct contact with animals at petting zoos or farms.
Food can become contaminated with E. coli when animals are slaughtered or processed, even if precautions are taken. In processed or ground meat, the bacteria can be spread throughout the meat.
Food can also be contaminated when it is handled by a person infected with E. coli, or from cross-contamination because of unsanitary food handling practices.
Raw fruits and vegetables can become contaminated with E. coli while in the field by improperly composted manure, contaminated water, wildlife or poor hygiene by farm workers.
E. coli infections can also spread easily from person to person.
Proper hygiene and safe food handling and preparation practices are key to preventing the spread of E. coli.
Symptoms of E. coli infection usually start within about 3 to 4 days after exposure, but the incubation period can be as short as 1 day or as long as 10 days.
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