Due to an outbreak of E. coli in the community, a public health nurse instructs parents about measures to prevent further occurence, which should include:


•E. coli originates in the intestinal tract of animals. It can then grow in meat that is half-cooked. Parents should be aware of the health hazards associated with not cooking meats thoroughly.

•Drinking bottled water will help prevent the outbreak of E. coli from contaminated water.

•Although E. coli can spread to surfaces from raw meat, cleaning these surfaces twice a day is not neccessary.

•Swimming in any non-treated water can increase the risk of E. coli transmission, including standing water and running water.

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