Symptoms and prevention of hamburger disease



 No exact cause has been identified, but let's find out what we call suspected symptoms and prevention methods of the so-called haemolytic urinary syndrome.



- What is a hamburger bottle?

The exact medical name is Haemorrhagic Colitis. Simply put, E. coli (E.coli 0157:H7) is a type of food poisoning caused by bacteria.

In fact, more than hundreds of types of E. coli live in the colon of humans and animals, and most of them cause illness. However, some of these types (such as pathogenic E. coli) produce serious toxins and cause diseases.

When pathogenic Escherichia coli enters the human body and attaches it to intestinal cells, severe toxins are released, causing abdominal pain and diarrhea.


Foods susceptible to pathogenic E. coli contamination.

* Uncooked hamburger patty meat

* Ham, turkey, beef

* Hand position meat

* Milk or cheese

* Fruit juice, fruit vegetables

* Drinking water


Symptoms of hamburger disease

Water diarrhea occurs when infected with pathogenic E. coli. Occasionally, severe blood-mixed diarrhea, vomiting, stomachache, and fever occur. These symptoms occur about two days after eating food or drinks contaminated with E. coli and usually last five to 10 days and fully recover from diarrhea.


In rare cases, however, 5 to 10 percent of older adults and children contract E. coli 0157:H7 develop hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), resulting in chronic renal failure, one-third of them developing chronic renal failure.


Hemolytic urinary syndrome begins after a three-day incubation period, with blood- In particular, if a child does not urinate for 12 hours after diarrhea, he or she should suspect the disease and visit the hospital.


- How do you get a hamburger disease?

E. coli is in an animal's stomach. Pigs, cows, sheep and poultry All of the animals' stomachs can be buried on the surface of meat during the processing of meat. Hamburger patina made by grinding (especially with intestines) and other chunks of ground meat are highly likely to be contaminated by pathogenic E. coli.


Raw meat has a much lower risk if cooked well. E. coli is only on the surface of the meat, so if the surface is cooked well, E. coli will all die. However, ground meat can be contaminated by E. coli not only on the surface but also inside the meat mass. Therefore, if the meat is not cooked thoroughly, there is a high risk of getting infected with E. coli.


In addition to meat, organic vegetables, fruits, juices, milk and dairy products that are not sanitary can be contaminated by E. coli. Meat is not the cause, but E. coli is the cause.


- How to Prevent Hamburger Disease

* Meat must be kept refrigerated or frozen immediately after purchase.

* Thaw frozen meat at room temperature without thawing.

* Defrost immediately before cooking begins.

* Do not cook with uncooked frozen meat (raw beef).

* Wash hands before and after touching meat.

* Hands that go to the bathroom cause E. coli contamination.

* Hamburger patties must be kept frozen or refrigerated if they are not cooked immediately.

* Do not store raw meat at room temperature.

* Cooking utensils, cutting boards, knives, etc. should be thoroughly disinfected to maintain hygiene.

* Hamburger patties or meatloaf must be fully cooked. The meat should be cooked until the middle of the meat is brown and not pink (the middle of the patty should remain at 71 degrees Celsius or above for 15 seconds) and sufficiently cooked until the juice is clear.

* If you have abdominal pain and diarrhea, you should see a doctor immediately.