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Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli

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Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) is a type of Escherichia coli and one of the leading bacterial causes of diarrhea in the developing world, as well as the most common cause of travelers' diarrhea. [1]

12 relations: Bacteria, Diarrhea, Enterotoxin, Escherichia coli, Fimbria (bacteriology), Gastroenteritis, Heat-labile enterotoxin, Heat-stable enterotoxin, Pathogen, Sanitation, Traveler's diarrhea, World Health Organization.

Bacteria

Bacteria (common noun bacteria, singular bacterium) is a type of biological cell.

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Diarrhea

Diarrhea, also spelled diarrhoea, is the condition of having at least three loose or liquid bowel movements each day.

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Enterotoxin

An enterotoxin is a protein exotoxin released by a microorganism that targets the intestines.

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Escherichia coli

Escherichia coli (also known as E. coli) is a Gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped, coliform bacterium of the genus Escherichia that is commonly found in the lower intestine of warm-blooded organisms (endotherms).

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Fimbria (bacteriology)

In bacteriology, a fimbria (plural fimbriae), also referred to as an "attachment pilus" by some scientists, is an appendage that can be found on many Gram-negative and some Gram-positive bacteria that is thinner and shorter than a flagellum.

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Gastroenteritis

Gastroenteritis, also known as infectious diarrhea, is inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract -- the stomach and small intestine.

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Heat-labile enterotoxin

Heat-labile enterotoxin is a type of labile toxin found in Escherichia coli and Bacillus cereus.

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Heat-stable enterotoxin

Heat-stable enterotoxins (STs) are secretory peptides produced by some bacterial strains, such as enterotoxigenic ''Escherichia coli'' which are in general toxic to animals.

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Pathogen

In biology, a pathogen (πάθος pathos "suffering, passion" and -γενής -genēs "producer of") or a '''germ''' in the oldest and broadest sense is anything that can produce disease; the term came into use in the 1880s.

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Sanitation

Sanitation refers to public health conditions related to clean drinking water and adequate treatment and disposal of human excreta and sewage.

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Traveler's diarrhea

Traveler's diarrhea (TD) is a stomach and intestinal infection.

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World Health Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO; French: Organisation mondiale de la santé) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enterotoxigenic_Escherichia_coli

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