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Name: Warren Y.
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Age: 50s
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Date: March 2004

How does a newborn, who is presumably born bacteria free, get E.coli into his or her alimentary tract?

The minute the amniotic sac breaks, bacteria starts to be taken up by the baby. It passes through the birth canal which probably has coliforms in it and the environment and food also is not sterile. It takes a while, but from the minute of birth, the baby is establishing its own normal flora.


Ingestion in food and drink.

Peter Faletra

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