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Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase (ESBL) producing E. coli - questions and answers

AbstractThis webpage provides answers to the following questions
What are Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase (ESBL) producing E.coli ? ,
What illnesses do ESBL-producing E. coli cause?
Are some people more at risk than others?
Is this the type of E. coli that causes severe food poisoning?
How do people contract it?
Is it treatable?
How many of these infections are reported to the HPA?
Which antibiotics are these infections resistant to?
Is the HPA monitoring ESBL-producing E.coli ?
How can the spread be controlled?
What else is the HPA doing about the problem?
Date of publishing09/12/2005
Date of last review by us02/27/2006
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