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E. coli O157 Escherichia coli (E. coli) is a bacterium found naturally in the gut of people and animals.
Most strains of the organism do not cause illness in people but some can release toxins called verocytotoxins and are called verocytotoxin-producing E. coli (VTEC).
E. coli O157 is the most common VTEC in the United Kingdom.
Ecstasy Class A Drug.
Use can lead to overheating and dehydration if users dance without taking breaks or sipping non-alcoholic fluids. This can be fatal.
Drinking a pint of liquid every hour and eating a salty snack from time to time are advised. Users can feel tired and depressed for a few days after use.
Ecstasy use has been linked to mental health problems, and liver, kidney and brain damage.

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