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Let’s talk E. coli, the new popular foodborne illness

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By Cheryle Syracuse

I spend a lot of my time teaching and writing about foodborne illnesses. Most people call it food poisoning, but the scientific term for when someone gets sick from something they ate or drank is a foodborne illness.

The names of only a few of these illnesses roll off the tongues of the general public. But lately one has gotten a lot of press and more people have become aware of it. This is E. coli. Earlier this year, romaine lettuce was recalled across the nation because of the potential of foodborne illness caused by these bacteria.

What is E. coli?


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