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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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Specific immunoresponse to SARS-CoV-2 in cats and dogs housed with COVID-19 patients

Specific immunoresponse to SARS-CoV-2 in cats and dogs housed with COVID-19 patients

Strategy for capturing SARS-CoV-2 through functionalized cellulose materials

Strategy for capturing SARS-CoV-2 through functionalized cellulose materials

New biodegradable smart food packaging material helps kill harmful microbes

New biodegradable smart food packaging material helps kill harmful microbes

Researchers create 'UV Curtain' that can sterilize rooms against coronaviruses

Researchers create 'UV Curtain' that can sterilize rooms against coronaviruses

New projects aim to identify new solutions to combat antimicrobial-resistant infections

New projects aim to identify new solutions to combat antimicrobial-resistant infections

Colorimetric detection of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA by an in vitro transcription/translation assay

Colorimetric detection of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA by an in vitro transcription/translation assay

Error rate of bacterial DNA polymerase is consistently higher under microgravity, study shows

Error rate of bacterial DNA polymerase is consistently higher under microgravity, study shows

Novel carbon dots exhibit antimicrobial activity against gram-negative bacteria

Novel carbon dots exhibit antimicrobial activity against gram-negative bacteria

UC researchers engineer new probiotic to target and break down cancer cell defenses

UC researchers engineer new probiotic to target and break down cancer cell defenses

CDC posts food safety alert about multistate outbreak of E. coli O157 infections linked to spinach

CDC posts food safety alert about multistate outbreak of E. coli O157 infections linked to spinach

Study identifies possible link between psychological stress and Crohn's disease flare-ups

Study identifies possible link between psychological stress and Crohn's disease flare-ups

Novel strategy to produce SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid protein for serological testing

Novel strategy to produce SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid protein for serological testing

Scientists discover the genes used by bacteria to live within complex communities

Scientists discover the genes used by bacteria to live within complex communities

Commonly prescribed anticoagulants may increase UTI severity

Commonly prescribed anticoagulants may increase UTI severity

Research expands the general understanding of transcription process in bacteria

Research expands the general understanding of transcription process in bacteria

Genetically engineered bacteria can monitor health from within

Genetically engineered bacteria can monitor health from within

Study suggests rattlesnake venom peptide inhibits SARS-CoV-2 replication and transcription

Study suggests rattlesnake venom peptide inhibits SARS-CoV-2 replication and transcription

Researchers investigate how intestinal bacteria distribute metabolic products in membrane vesicles

Researchers investigate how intestinal bacteria distribute metabolic products in membrane vesicles

New computer program can read any genome sequence and decipher its genetic code

New computer program can read any genome sequence and decipher its genetic code

Aptamer Group and DeepVerge expand partnership for Optimer-enabled wastewater monitoring

Aptamer Group and DeepVerge expand partnership for Optimer-enabled wastewater monitoring