By Billy Hammond (Copyright AELS)

If you haven’t read Part 1, which describes the general characteristics of E. coli, you might want to take a look at it before reading this installment.

Transmission of E. coli as a disease is usually via the fecal-oral route. Food and water often provide transport for infections.

There are five types of E. coli infections that have been identified so far: enterotoxigenic (ETEC); enteropathogenic (EPEC); enterohemorrhagic (EHEC); enteroinvasive (EIEC); and enteroaggregative (EAEC).

1. Enterotoxigenic (ETEC). This is one of the causes of infamous “traveler’s diarrhea” accounting for about 75% of the cases. The route of transmission is either through contaminated food or water or by human to human contact.

In this form of the disease, the bacteria’s pili bind the bacteria to the intestinal mucosa. Endotoxins force the prolonged hypersecretion of chloride ion and water by the mucosal cells and inhibit the reabsorption of sodium. This results in the intestines becoming full of water creating a watery diarrhea that continues for several days. The heat stable ST endotoxin causes an elevation in cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) levels, while the LT heat-labile endotoxin (similar to the cholera toxin) results in increased cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) levels. The end result is an osmotic diarrhea.

References: Chamberlain, Neal. Medical Microbiology: The Big Picture: The Big Picture (LANGE The Big Picture) (Kindle Location 4645-4712). McGraw-Hill Education. Kindle Edition.

Harvey, Richard A.. Microbiology: 1 (Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews Series) (p. 111 – 114). Lippincot (Wolters Kluwer Health)

大腸菌: Escherichia coli (E. coli) 2


E. coliの病気としての伝染は通常糞口経路で行う。感染された食べ物や水が普段輸送経路となる。

今まで5種類のE. coli感染が確認されている: 腸毒性大腸菌 enterotoxigenic (ETEC);腸病原性大腸菌enteropathogenic (EPEC); 腸出血性大腸菌enterohemorrhagic (EHEC); 腸侵入性大腸菌enteroinvasive (EIEC); 及び 腸管凝集性大腸菌 enteroaggregative (EAEC)

1. 腸毒性大腸菌 enterotoxigenic (ETEC)。これは最悪の旅行者下痢症の1つの病原菌で、約75%の発生はこの大腸菌から発生する。感染経路は菌に感染された食事・水または人から人への接触。



English books by Billy Hammond published by AELS



I. Majoh Gakuin and Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools Trilogy

1. Majoh Gakuin & Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools

2. Lost Witch (The second book)

3. Fate & Magic (The final book in the trilogy)

II. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire Trilogy

1. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire

2. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire – Returns

3. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire – Challenges (The final book in the trilogy)

III. Fantasy fiction set in Japan

1. 21st Century Ninja

2. Regressed

3. Japanese Woman

IV. Fantasy fiction set outside of Japan

1. Dimension Jumpers