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Diarrhea days and fever x 2 days and vomiting started today.

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diarrhea for 5 days and fever x 2 days and vomiting started today. Can you test for e coli?
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Customer: other co workers are calling in sick with same. One is at Baylor now with same compliants and stated he had e coli
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 6 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Yes e coli can be checked for.

Stool tests should be ordered soon.

This is likely food borne.

After collecting the stool samples, you can be started on antibiotic course.

Ciprofloxacin should be effective against E coli.

Please go to the nearest ER today.
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