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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.

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SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in breast milk: Study

SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in breast milk: Study

Researchers discover major metabolite involved in regulating intestinal bacteria

Researchers discover major metabolite involved in regulating intestinal bacteria

Human waste contamination in urban surface waters is driving the spread of 'superbugs'

Human waste contamination in urban surface waters is driving the spread of 'superbugs'

Researchers find a promising avenue for more effective treatment of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Researchers find a promising avenue for more effective treatment of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Pandemic of antibiotic resistance is shortening the lives of children in Bangladesh

Pandemic of antibiotic resistance is shortening the lives of children in Bangladesh

GARDP, CHAI and Shionogi collaborate to accelerate access to antibiotic for bacterial infections

GARDP, CHAI and Shionogi collaborate to accelerate access to antibiotic for bacterial infections

“React and inject”: synthetic peptide-modified nanodiamonds as emergency pan-coronavirus vaccines

“React and inject”: synthetic peptide-modified nanodiamonds as emergency pan-coronavirus vaccines

A new study reveals unintended CRISPR/Cas9 editing events

A new study reveals unintended CRISPR/Cas9 editing events

FDA's new Cyclospora Prevention, Response and Research Action Plan released

FDA's new Cyclospora Prevention, Response and Research Action Plan released

FDA approves alternative component of chemotherapy regimen to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia

FDA approves alternative component of chemotherapy regimen to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Novel biosensor offers rapid quantitative variant of concern-independent serology for SARS-CoV-2

Novel biosensor offers rapid quantitative variant of concern-independent serology for SARS-CoV-2

Common artificial sweeteners can lead to serious health issues

Common artificial sweeteners can lead to serious health issues

Boeing tested air purifiers like those widely used in schools. It decided not to use them in planes.

Boeing tested air purifiers like those widely used in schools. It decided not to use them in planes.

International travelers may pick up destination-specific antimicrobial resistance genes, study reveals

International travelers may pick up destination-specific antimicrobial resistance genes, study reveals

How bacterial cells have been engineered to produce virus-resistant synthetic polymers

How bacterial cells have been engineered to produce virus-resistant synthetic polymers

Researchers develop chemical probe to fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Researchers develop chemical probe to fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria

New microbial genes responsible for bile acid conversion is a major step forward for gut health

New microbial genes responsible for bile acid conversion is a major step forward for gut health

Norwegian blood samples reveal E. coli variants that are resistant to several antibiotics

Norwegian blood samples reveal E. coli variants that are resistant to several antibiotics

Genomic study tracks the rise of multidrug resistant E.coli

Genomic study tracks the rise of multidrug resistant E.coli

A single archaeal enzyme can produce a spectacular range of natural and non-natural cardiolipins

A single archaeal enzyme can produce a spectacular range of natural and non-natural cardiolipins