The agency tries to then eliminate them through the kidney, and may produce diarrhea, kidney failure, and even the death. How arrives toxin of this bacterium to humans? Usually come from remains of contaminated animals, fecal waters of animals, or you can be found in the treatments of the meat if not done with sufficient hygiene, responds this researcher. The vegetable that spread with this toxin makes it by contact: it is surprising that once reaches the surface of the plant, attaches to your cells and is very difficult to dislodge it from there, it’s a strong toxin, describes Vicente. Are antibiotics effective to combat this Toxin? Their cells are more complex that the toxins that cause pneumonia, for example, still less effective results. The problem is that drugs that are most useful for treating the e. Coli, some toxins with much resistance, induce the production of still more toxins into the body, becoming counterproductive, indicates Vicente.
What is the origin of the contamination? This is one of the key issues that are investigating, although the origin of three of the infected cucumbers was Spanish, it is not proven that has been in Spain where the cucumbers have been contaminated with the bacterium e. Coli. For its part, the Ministry of health emphasizes that although cucumbers are of Spanish production, it is necessary further research in order to find out throughout the entire chain in which phase has produced bacterial contamination. Miguel Vicente, researcher at the CSIC, the view that is easy to learn, though it takes time. Genetic identification techniques are so good today that you can determine what culture they come from cucumbers by comparing their DNA, he adds. There are control systems in greenhouses where they come from cucumbers? 13 Analyzed greenhouses and which come from lots of cucumbers affected by the bacteria have some control, such as integrated production or biological control systems.