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An alphabetical listing of Health Topics.
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E. Coli

Escherichia coli, also called E. coli, are bacteria that are often found in the intestines of people and animals. There are different types of E. coli. Some types of E. coli are not harmful, but others like E. coli O157:H7, can make some people very sick. Usually illness is caused by eating contaminated food or water, having contact with someone who is sick with the bacteria, or animals that carry it.

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)

Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is a rare but potentially fatal illness that can be transferred to humans from the bite of an infected mosquito.

Ebola

Ebola is a severe acute viral illness in humans. Ebola risk is very low in Windsor-Essex. To date, there have not been any cases of Ebola in Canada, and the risk to Ontarians remains low.

Echinococcus multilocularis infection

Echinococcus multilocularis (E. multilocularis) infection is caused by eating the eggs of tapeworms called E. multilocularis. These tapeworms can cause disease in humans and animals. They are often found in the intestines of dogs, wild canines (e.g., coyotes, foxes, wolves), and rodents.

Eczema

Eczema is a common skin rash that can go on for a long time and does not completely go away. It usually begins in childhood, but can occur in adults as well. The exact cause of eczema is unknown.

Emergency Preparedness

You may not be able to predict when a disaster will happen, but there are ways you can reduce the impact of any emergency you might face.  You can become better prepared to face a range of emergencies by taking a few simple steps:

Entérobactéries productrices de carbapénèmases (EPC)

Les entérobactéries sont un groupe de bactéries (germes) qui se retrouvent naturellement dans les intestins. Ces bactéries se retrouvent aussi dans l’environnement. Les EPC sont un type d’entérobactéries qui produisent des enzymes appelées carbapénèmases. Ces enzymes peuvent décomposer de nombreux types d’antibiotiques (médicaments luttant contre les bactéries), rendant ainsi les bactéries très résistantes et difficiles à traiter.

Entérocoques résistants à la vancomycine (ERV)

Les entérocoques sont des bactéries qui se trouvent normalement dans les voies intestinales et digestives d’une personne. Ils se trouvent aussi souvent dans l’environnement. Ces bactéries peuvent causer bien des genres d’infections devant être traités par des antibiotiques.

Enterovirus D68

Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is a relatively rare virus with potentially serious risks to some people.

Exposure to potential bloodborne pathogens Bloodborne pathogens are germs that are present in the blood and can cause diseases.