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  1. #1 what happens when you eat E coli or any other coli? 
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    I heard Eschirichia coli, i forgot if its a bacteria or fungi, but what affects to our health?
    Just curious....... there are others like microcoli.... is it different from E coli?


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    I've actually had ecoli once. Your digestive system completely shuts down and whatever you put in your mouth is what comes out the other end (more or less, just a little more weird looking but it smells the same.) Your stomach also begins to suffer from quite a bit of pain. It almost completely destroys yoru immune system trying to get rid of the virus so afterwards your immune system is very very weak. After I had ecoli a week later I got shingles because my immune system was so weak.


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    There are harmless strains too, mind you. E coli is actually found in the lower intestines of all mammals.
    ...Wait, what?
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    Escherichia coli are for the most part harmless, there are a couple virulent strains you can get from contaminated meat which can cause symptoms that range from mild diarrhea to intestinal bleeding.

    Coli is not a genera of bacteria, it just means colon in latin, and Escherichia is the scientist that discovered it.

    You are thinking of cocci which is a word used to describe circular shaped bacteria, Micrococcicaea is a group that contains the Micrococcus genera and the Staphylococcus, Micrococcus are not harmful to most people with healthy immune systems, and Staphylococci can cause some nasty skin and urinary track infections.
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    Staphylococci can cause some nasty skin and urinary track infections.
    And flesh eating disease? What about strepthrococcus (not sure about spelling)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KALSTER
    Staphylococci can cause some nasty skin and urinary track infections.
    And flesh eating disease? What about strepthrococcus (not sure about spelling)?
    Lol ya maybe it was an understatement to call a Staph aureus infection a nasty skin infection.

    Edit: Most flesh eating disease is caused by Streptococcus pyogenes also.

    Necrotising infections are in general nasty business.

    Edit2: Actually when I looked it up, "Flesh-Eating-Disease" doesn't include the necrotizing infections of Staph aureus.
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    Found this on Wikipedia:
    In February 2004, a rarer but even more serious form of the disease has been observed in increasing frequency, with several cases found specifically in California. In these cases, the bacterium causing it was a strain of Staphylococcus aureus (i.e. Staphylococcus, not Streptococcus as stated above) which is resistant against methicillin, the antibiotic used in the laboratory that determines the bacterium's sensitivity to flucloxacillin that would be used for treatment clinically (see Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus for details).
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    Very serious stuff!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KALSTER
    Found this on Wikipedia:
    In February 2004, a rarer but even more serious form of the disease has been observed in increasing frequency, with several cases found specifically in California. In these cases, the bacterium causing it was a strain of Staphylococcus aureus (i.e. Staphylococcus, not Streptococcus as stated above) which is resistant against methicillin, the antibiotic used in the laboratory that determines the bacterium's sensitivity to flucloxacillin that would be used for treatment clinically (see Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus for details).
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    Very serious stuff!
    Lol, I guess I wasn't wrong in the first place.

    I realize now I misread your post, Streptococcus are not part of the Micrococceae they are classified are part of the Streptococcaea family. I'm not sure I'm not spelling those incorrectly. All of these bacteria are very different from E. coli.
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