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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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OHSU study sheds light on ubiquitin modification during bacterial infection

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Researchers develop faster, cheaper, and more precise method for identifying bacteria

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Machine learning unlocks secrets of antimicrobial resistance, identifying over 900 key genes

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Fiber-free diet key to treating childhood Crohn's disease, new study finds

Novel AI-powered method detects antimicrobial resistance within 30 minutes

Novel AI-powered method detects antimicrobial resistance within 30 minutes

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Scientists unravel iron-based memory mechanism in bacteria

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Is the microbiome linked to post-traumatic stress disorder outcomes?

Green tea-silver nanoparticles: A promising weapon against superbugs

Green tea-silver nanoparticles: A promising weapon against superbugs

Revolutionizing critical care: the potential of gut microbiota therapeutics

Revolutionizing critical care: the potential of gut microbiota therapeutics

New hope for preventing preterm births: IL-6R blockade reduces neonatal mortality

New hope for preventing preterm births: IL-6R blockade reduces neonatal mortality

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Fresh risks in ready-to-eat produce: Study reveals how common pathogens lurk in our salads

Study exposes gaps in pediatric antibiotic effectiveness in Southeast Asia, calls for tailored treatments

Study exposes gaps in pediatric antibiotic effectiveness in Southeast Asia, calls for tailored treatments

Non-alcoholic beers may be a happy hour for bacteria, study warns

Non-alcoholic beers may be a happy hour for bacteria, study warns

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Millions of rural Americans rely on private wells. Few regularly test their water.

Study finds more mature gut microbiome in malnourished Nigerien children after antibiotic treatment

Study finds more mature gut microbiome in malnourished Nigerien children after antibiotic treatment

Researchers profile new drug combinations to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Researchers profile new drug combinations to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria

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