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Prolonged sore throat, tests showed negative strep, presence of enterobacter cloacae. How did I contract it?

HAD SORE THROAT FOR SEVERAL DAYS HAD QUICK STREP TEST CAME OUT NEG. SENT OUT TO LAB ,4-5 DAYS LATER CAME UP WITH ENTEROBACTER CLOACAE. HOW DID I GET THIS, RESPONSE FROM MEDICAL TECH. NEVER SAW IN THROAT BEFORE MAYBE FROM NOT WASHING HANDS FECAL MATTER COULD OF BEEN INGESTED. IS THIS POSSIBLE? SEARCHED ABOUT THIS ONLINE DID NOT SEE ANYTHING STATING INGESTED FROM FECAL MATTER DID SEE SOMETHING ON CONTAMINATED WATER WHAT DO YOU THINK THIS IS TROUBLING ME!
Asked On : Fri, 29 Jun 2012
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Aug 2013
hello and welcome to health care magic,

You may consult an infectious disease specialist or pose this in the infections section of our website but in any case the most common fomite or the route of infection is the water that you either drink or bathe or wash with which is where you should make sure the water is clean.

hope this helps

regards

Dr Sriram Nathan
Answered: Mon, 7 Apr 2014
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