Center Reports No E. coli Bacteria in Vegetables
No reports on any residents having been infected with E. coli bacteria that are currently spreading through Europe have been released. The city is fully capable of testing the presence of bacteria and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention have already been monitoring residents for any related diseases.
Residents are flocking to hospitals and health centers because they have no idea whether it is safe to eat vegetables like cucumbers, tomatoes and bean sprouts. The center has assured residents that its safe to eat vegetables found in the city. To prevent E. coli infection residents must cook their food well.
If infection occurs residents should look for signs such as low fever, nausea and vomiting, bloody diarrhea and stomach cramps. The infections can cause serious complications among children and the elderly such as renal failure, anemia, spontaneous bleeding, dehydration, organ failure and death.
Because of its high drug resistance, patients should only take antibiotics under a doctor’s supervision as improper use of antibiotics can worsen the infection. Frequent hand washing can further lessen the chances of infection.
A spokesperson from the Ministry of Health said that the possibility of being infected with the disease is almost zero since the amount of fresh vegetables being imported is very small. However the CDC is closely monitoring the amount of infected people that are arriving from Europe to prevent the spread the infection in the city.