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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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Generative AI approach unlocks path to accelerated antibody drug creation for novel therapeutic targets

Generative AI approach unlocks path to accelerated antibody drug creation for novel therapeutic targets

Researchers review bacteriophage treatment

Researchers review bacteriophage treatment

Vaccinating against toxin produced by E. coli may protect against malnutrition and stunting

Vaccinating against toxin produced by E. coli may protect against malnutrition and stunting

An updated framework for understanding the biology of the bacterial system

An updated framework for understanding the biology of the bacterial system

Is appropriate initial empirical antimicrobial therapy associated with lower in-hospital mortality in patients with bloodstream infections?

Is appropriate initial empirical antimicrobial therapy associated with lower in-hospital mortality in patients with bloodstream infections?

Study offers novel insights into the elongation dynamics of eukaryotic cells

Study offers novel insights into the elongation dynamics of eukaryotic cells

Study demonstrates safety and efficacy of a three-dose whole-parasite vaccine against malaria

Study demonstrates safety and efficacy of a three-dose whole-parasite vaccine against malaria

Old antibiotic nitroxoline suggested as a treatment for MPOX

Old antibiotic nitroxoline suggested as a treatment for MPOX

Bacterial outer membrane vesicles: utility as vaccines and novel engineering approaches

Bacterial outer membrane vesicles: utility as vaccines and novel engineering approaches

Scientists explore synthesis of griffithsin in cell-free systems

Scientists explore synthesis of griffithsin in cell-free systems

New technology achieves 99.7% purity in sorting target cells in real-time

New technology achieves 99.7% purity in sorting target cells in real-time

UC San Diego researchers rewrite the textbook on gene regulation

UC San Diego researchers rewrite the textbook on gene regulation

Using the gut microbiome to understand and treat respiratory diseases

Using the gut microbiome to understand and treat respiratory diseases

FIU researchers awarded a U.S. patent for devising methods to synthesize new arsenic-based antibiotic

FIU researchers awarded a U.S. patent for devising methods to synthesize new arsenic-based antibiotic

Research maps the evolution and natural selection of E. coli bacteria

Research maps the evolution and natural selection of E. coli bacteria

Scientists trace how livestock systems act as a reservoir for antimicrobial-resistant bacteria

Scientists trace how livestock systems act as a reservoir for antimicrobial-resistant bacteria

High levels of arsenic contamination in water linked to antibiotic resistance carriage among children

High levels of arsenic contamination in water linked to antibiotic resistance carriage among children

Vaccination against E. coli could help prevent some forms of childhood malnutrition, stunting

Vaccination against E. coli could help prevent some forms of childhood malnutrition, stunting

Improved early detection and analysis of airborne pathogens with new liquid-coated air filters

Improved early detection and analysis of airborne pathogens with new liquid-coated air filters

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