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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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Researchers delve deeper into the structure of protein receptor crucial for cardiovascular health

Researchers delve deeper into the structure of protein receptor crucial for cardiovascular health

KAIST researchers engineer a bacterial strain capable of producing lutein

KAIST researchers engineer a bacterial strain capable of producing lutein

Early-life acquisition of antibiotic resistance in neonates from developing countries

Early-life acquisition of antibiotic resistance in neonates from developing countries

Using native microbes as chassis for transgene delivery in live bacterial therapeutics

Using native microbes as chassis for transgene delivery in live bacterial therapeutics

What is the prevalence of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales among individuals with and without health risk factors?

What is the prevalence of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales among individuals with and without health risk factors?

The antimicrobial properties of tea tree and hemp seed oils

The antimicrobial properties of tea tree and hemp seed oils

Creating a Microrobot to One Day Tackle Cancer

Creating a Microrobot to One Day Tackle Cancer

Study opens up new possible treatment methods for patients with urinary tract infections

Study opens up new possible treatment methods for patients with urinary tract infections

Study reveals link between feeding of raw meat to pet dogs and presence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Study reveals link between feeding of raw meat to pet dogs and presence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

DNA may act as nutritional source for E. coli

DNA may act as nutritional source for E. coli

Scientists combine robotics with biology to construct biohybrid microrobots

Scientists combine robotics with biology to construct biohybrid microrobots

Exploring the connection between Parkinson's disease and gut microbiota to uncover potential therapeutic targets

Exploring the connection between Parkinson's disease and gut microbiota to uncover potential therapeutic targets

New transport system exemplifies the potential of a de novo design of peptides and proteins

New transport system exemplifies the potential of a de novo design of peptides and proteins

Bacterial species known for causing diarrheal infections may also drive colorectal cancer

Bacterial species known for causing diarrheal infections may also drive colorectal cancer

Bacterial infections cause sperm dysfunction via their outer membrane vesicles

Bacterial infections cause sperm dysfunction via their outer membrane vesicles

Breastfeeding provides an immune boost that helps infants to fight off infectious diseases

Breastfeeding provides an immune boost that helps infants to fight off infectious diseases

Human milk immune activity may both lower and increase infants’ infectious disease risk

Human milk immune activity may both lower and increase infants’ infectious disease risk

New biosensor system derived from E. coli bacteria could accelerate drug development

New biosensor system derived from E. coli bacteria could accelerate drug development

Two-step synthesis procedure produces amino acid Schiff base Cu (II) complexes within 10 minutes

Two-step synthesis procedure produces amino acid Schiff base Cu (II) complexes within 10 minutes

Shapeshifting behavior of E. coli may offer clues to combat urinary tract infections

Shapeshifting behavior of E. coli may offer clues to combat urinary tract infections