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We say thing which enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli produces toxin among Escherichia coli, and causes enteritis with bleeding and uremic syndrome (HUS) that is hemolytic. Other than "O-157 epidemic," "O26" or "O111" are known.
Infected person about 4,000 a year is reported in enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli infectious disease in the whole country.
The number of the reports of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli infectious disease in Yokohama-shi was 87 people in 61 people, 2012 in 2011. As you occur frequently for from June to October when temperature is high in average year, please be careful. (please confirm the latest information in Yokohama City Inst. of Health homepage infectious disease development situation (all quantity information, three kinds of infectious diseases).)
In many cases, we put latency period of about 3-5 days, and symptoms such as frequent water-like flights appear. With more intense abdominal pain, it may become remarkable blood in stool. (there is not symptom at all and may terminate only in light abdominal pain and diarrhea.)
Uremic syndrome (HUS) that is hemolytic and serious complications including brain fever may develop.
Please receive medical examination, instructions of doctor early without taking binding medicine by one's judgment at the time of diarrhea.
By "law (Infectious Disease Law) about medical care for the patients with prevention of infectious disease and infectious disease," we are placed as three kinds of infectious diseases and have a duty to report doctor who examined patient (including asymptomatic bacteria carrier) to nearest Health and Welfare Center length (health director). Health and Welfare Center (public health center) in response to report investigates patient and patient and contact which there was to check outbreak situation and cause, having expansion or not of infection.
Employment to duties that patient handles food and drink may be limited.
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