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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.
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

Researchers chart pathway of multidrug resistant bacteria living in hospital sink drainpipes

Researchers chart pathway of multidrug resistant bacteria living in hospital sink drainpipes

Study describes how bacteria can remodel gene expression to infect intestines of host

Study describes how bacteria can remodel gene expression to infect intestines of host

Scientists unravel novel protein catalysts that can direct biosynthesis of hapalindole-type alkaloids

Scientists unravel novel protein catalysts that can direct biosynthesis of hapalindole-type alkaloids

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

Scientists develop computer models to predict mutations’ effect on pairs of proteins

Scientists develop computer models to predict mutations’ effect on pairs of proteins

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