E.coli, the Uninvited Dinner Guest
Faculty, Department of Biological Sciences, CSU, Sacramento
Dr. Lindgren talks about E.coli, the bacteria responsible for many cases of food poisoning, which often causes severe symptoms and, in some cases, even death. She explains how this pathogen causes disease. Dr. Lindgren also shares her research results in recording the prevalence of E.coli in ground beef in the Sacramento area, free range-grazing cattle, clinical stool specimens, and horses in Northern California. Among the surprising aspects of her presentation are the revelations that there is such a thing as “good” E.coli and that E.coli is the number one cause of bladder infections.
Recorded: April 16, 2012