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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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Johns Hopkins experts receive PCORI funding to optimize antibiotic therapy for gram-negative bloodstream infections

Johns Hopkins experts receive PCORI funding to optimize antibiotic therapy for gram-negative bloodstream infections

The antimicrobial activity of tee tree oil nanoliposomes against Escherichia coli

The antimicrobial activity of tee tree oil nanoliposomes against Escherichia coli

Clinical implementation of continuous genomic surveillance to identify, track, and interrupt the transmission of multidrug-resistant pathogenic bacteria

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Gut microbiome plays a role in Alzheimer's

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Fermented dairy products can improve gut mucosal immunity

Study sheds light on how Gram-negative bacteria construct outer membrane to resemble body armor

Study sheds light on how Gram-negative bacteria construct outer membrane to resemble body armor

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Gut colonization by proteobacteria modulates mice’s neurobehavioral response to cocaine

Microplastics are associated with the biological risks of water-borne viral transmission

Microplastics are associated with the biological risks of water-borne viral transmission

Novel delivery system selectively delivers antibiotics to specific targets

Novel delivery system selectively delivers antibiotics to specific targets

Researchers discover how hydroquinine inhibits major drug-resistant bacteria

Researchers discover how hydroquinine inhibits major drug-resistant bacteria

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