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Causes of E-coli food poisoning

Primary Cause of E-coli food poisoning

The primary cause of E-coli food poisoning is the result:

  • at any time, from exposure to toxins, poisons, environmental, or other substances.
  • of eating food from an animal infected with an infectious agent, or from food that is contaminated from the food handler (who is infected with E-coli food poisoning), or from contaminated soil or water, or from toxins produced by an infectious organism.

E-coli food poisoning: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of E-coli food poisoning, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with E-coli food poisoning:

E-coli food poisoning: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of E-coli food poisoning: Review the cause informationfor the various types of E-coli food poisoning:

Causes of Broader Categories of E-coli food poisoning: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

What triggers E-coli food poisoning?

The following conditions are listed as possible triggers for E-coli food poisoning:

  • Undercooked hamburgers
  • Unpasteurized apple juice or cider
  • Salad
  • Salami
  • Unpasteurized milk
  • Contaminated well water
  • Improperly disinfected swimming pools

Related information on causes of E-coli food poisoning:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of E-coli food poisoning may be found in:


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