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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.
IBD patients have less stable gut microbiome than healthy people, study shows

IBD patients have less stable gut microbiome than healthy people, study shows

Researchers identify E. coli bacteria linking Crohn's disease to spondyloarthritis

Researchers identify E. coli bacteria linking Crohn's disease to spondyloarthritis

Researchers uncover key molecular pathways behind gut bacterial imbalance during inflammation

Researchers uncover key molecular pathways behind gut bacterial imbalance during inflammation

UCLA researchers identify drug combinations that may be successful in reducing growth of bacteria

UCLA researchers identify drug combinations that may be successful in reducing growth of bacteria

UNC scientists confirm and clarify key molecular details of nucleotide excision repair

UNC scientists confirm and clarify key molecular details of nucleotide excision repair

Decision-making process of tiniest viruses could lead to better treatments for diseases

Decision-making process of tiniest viruses could lead to better treatments for diseases

Researchers discover survival strategy that bacteria can use to outsmart human immune response

Researchers discover survival strategy that bacteria can use to outsmart human immune response

Scientists show how immune receptor activated by bacteria contributes to diabetic bladder dysfunction

Scientists show how immune receptor activated by bacteria contributes to diabetic bladder dysfunction

Detailed analysis of bacterial proteins offers path for new drugs to curb tuberculosis

Detailed analysis of bacterial proteins offers path for new drugs to curb tuberculosis

Researcher creates molecular diagnostic system that can quickly identify dangerous bacteria

Researcher creates molecular diagnostic system that can quickly identify dangerous bacteria

TSRI researchers develop first stable semisynthetic single-celled organism

TSRI researchers develop first stable semisynthetic single-celled organism

OSU scientists develop new weapon to combat antibiotic-resistant germs

OSU scientists develop new weapon to combat antibiotic-resistant germs

Enzyme identified in baker's yeast can efficiently annihilate leukemia cells

Enzyme identified in baker's yeast can efficiently annihilate leukemia cells

Engineered E. coli bacteria can help detect environmentally relevant concentrations of EDCs

Engineered E. coli bacteria can help detect environmentally relevant concentrations of EDCs

Researchers develop E. coli cell line that produces large quantities of compound serine

Researchers develop E. coli cell line that produces large quantities of compound serine

Researchers provide clues to how mcr-1 gene protects bacteria from 'last resort' antibiotic

Researchers provide clues to how mcr-1 gene protects bacteria from 'last resort' antibiotic

Genomic sequencing reveals new insights into major shigellosis outbreaks in California

Genomic sequencing reveals new insights into major shigellosis outbreaks in California

Researchers use worms as model system to study how gut microbiome influences disease

Researchers use worms as model system to study how gut microbiome influences disease

Combatting Antibiotic Resistance, the role of POC Diagnostics

Combatting Antibiotic Resistance, the role of POC Diagnostics

Researchers discover first toxin antitoxin system in biofilms

Researchers discover first toxin antitoxin system in biofilms