E-Coli – Escherichia Coli

E-Coli (Escherichia Coli), discovered by Theodor Escherich, a German pediatrician and bacteriologist, is one of the main species of bacteria that live in the lower intestines of mammals, known as gut flora.

The number of individual E-coli bacteria in the feces that a human excretes in one day averages between 500 billion and 10 trillion. All the different kinds of fecal coli bacteria, and all the very similar bacteria that live in the ground are grouped together under the name coliform bacteria. E-coli can be the causative agent of several intestinal and extra-intestinal infections such as urinary tract infections, meningitis, peritonitis, mastitis, septicemia and gram-negative pneumonia.

Source: CDC Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Tested by: Kansas State University – Inactivation Rate 99+%