What causes outbreaks of E Coli?

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AdrianMParks

What causes outbreaks of E Coli?

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Kate Horder

E. coli is a bacterium that normally thrives in the intestines of healthy humans and animals. It is often transmitted when faecal material comes in contact with food or water because of poor hygiene and then gets ingested by humans.

E. coli is typically not life-threatening, but an outbreak can still be inconvenient, especially in the workplace. In healthcare settings, E. coli can be particularly dangerous. An infected staff can transmit this to patients with weakened immune systems. In addition, the more healthcare providers who are infected, the more likely it is for the system to collapse.

To prevent an E. coli outbreak in the workplace, communal bathrooms should be disinfected regularly and filled with soap, tissues, and sanitisers to promote good hygiene among users. There should be clear policies in place regarding cleanliness and disinfection for regular employees, food handlers, and the cleaning staff. It’s also a good idea to contract professional cleaners to conduct deep cleaning from time to time. To book office cleaning in Halifax, visit The Cleaning Co.