Frequent Questions

Are there groups of people who are at greater risk of getting symptoms of E. coli?

Children under the age of five, the elderly, and people whose health is weakened (i.e., people who have long-term illnesses such as cancer or AIDS) are at greater risk of severe illness.  People who are at greater risk should consult with their doctor or health care provider and follow the instructions provided.  Additional information on E. Coli is available at

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