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E. coli or Escherichia coli is the name of a type of bacteria that lives in your intestines. Most types of E. coli are harmless. However, some types can make you sick and cause diarrhea. One type causes travelers' diarrhea. The worst type of E. coli causes bloody diarrhea, and can sometimes cause kidney failure and even death. These problems are most likely to occur in children and in adults with weak immune systems. You can get E. coli infections by eating foods containing the bacteria. To help avoid food poisoning and prevent infection, handle food safely. Cook meat well, wash fruits and vegetables before eating or cooking them, and avoid unpasteurized milk and juices. You can also get the infection by swallowing water in a swimming pool contaminated with human waste. Most cases of E. coli infection get better without treatment in 5 to 10 days.
Study shows how gut microbiota may play role in effectiveness of chemotherapy drugs

Study shows how gut microbiota may play role in effectiveness of chemotherapy drugs

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria in patients’ urine or stools linked to increased risk of drug-resistant sepsis

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria in patients’ urine or stools linked to increased risk of drug-resistant sepsis

Mice study yields important clues about protective role of Clostridia strains

Mice study yields important clues about protective role of Clostridia strains

Study explains how pathogenic bacterium persists in different environments

Study explains how pathogenic bacterium persists in different environments

Bacteriophages may help combat antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs'

Bacteriophages may help combat antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs'

Study provides new insights into shared history between lice and bacterial sidekicks

Study provides new insights into shared history between lice and bacterial sidekicks

Transmembrane protein complexes shed light on antibiotic resistance in bacteria

Transmembrane protein complexes shed light on antibiotic resistance in bacteria

Synthetic biologists engineer gut bacteria capable of sensing colitis

Synthetic biologists engineer gut bacteria capable of sensing colitis

Study uncovers trigger for recurrent UTI infections

Study uncovers trigger for recurrent UTI infections

Research provides new insight into how coevolution could shape microbial diversity in human gut

Research provides new insight into how coevolution could shape microbial diversity in human gut

New probiotic may help combat negative health effects of adrenaline surges

New probiotic may help combat negative health effects of adrenaline surges

Researchers develop new lab-on-a-chip platform that aims to improve pathogen detection

Researchers develop new lab-on-a-chip platform that aims to improve pathogen detection

Bacterial cell counting and sizing using the Multisizer

Bacterial cell counting and sizing using the Multisizer

Antimicrobial biodegradable packages can help maintain freshness of food for longer time

Antimicrobial biodegradable packages can help maintain freshness of food for longer time

CSU chemists create simple, cheap testing systems to detect water or food-borne pathogens

CSU chemists create simple, cheap testing systems to detect water or food-borne pathogens

Scientists move closer towards simpler, accurate detection of bacterial contaminants in food and water

Scientists move closer towards simpler, accurate detection of bacterial contaminants in food and water

Random variability may contribute to differences in gut microbe populations, study finds

Random variability may contribute to differences in gut microbe populations, study finds

WHO releases first ever list of antibiotic-resistant 'priority pathogens'

WHO releases first ever list of antibiotic-resistant 'priority pathogens'

WSU study aims to reduce burden of antimicrobial resistance

WSU study aims to reduce burden of antimicrobial resistance

New study finds huge problem of multi-drug resistant infections among children

New study finds huge problem of multi-drug resistant infections among children