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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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FMT improves clinical outcomes in extremely ill patients with drug-resistant bacteria

FMT improves clinical outcomes in extremely ill patients with drug-resistant bacteria

Antibiotic exposure and its priming effect on disease-causing bacteria

Antibiotic exposure and its priming effect on disease-causing bacteria

UM researchers awarded $2.5 million to develop COVID-19 vaccine candidate

UM researchers awarded $2.5 million to develop COVID-19 vaccine candidate

Researchers demonstrate how TB bacteria import vitamin B12 molecules to grow

Researchers demonstrate how TB bacteria import vitamin B12 molecules to grow

Raw-type dog food contains high levels of multidrug-resistant bacteria

Raw-type dog food contains high levels of multidrug-resistant bacteria

Pets have a low risk of transmitting multi-drug resistant bugs to owners, study finds

Pets have a low risk of transmitting multi-drug resistant bugs to owners, study finds

RIT researchers develop miniature lab device to detect bacteria, viruses

RIT researchers develop miniature lab device to detect bacteria, viruses

Study: Early changes in microbiome development can impact health and disease later in life

Study: Early changes in microbiome development can impact health and disease later in life

Study detects presence of disease-causing E. coli in recreational waters

Study detects presence of disease-causing E. coli in recreational waters

Sewage study finds link between rates of sepsis in UK and presence of E. coli in the community

Sewage study finds link between rates of sepsis in UK and presence of E. coli in the community

Psychedelics can be produced in yeast

Psychedelics can be produced in yeast

Study: Bangladesh’s surface waters have high levels of antibiotic residues, chemicals

Study: Bangladesh’s surface waters have high levels of antibiotic residues, chemicals

Personalized biohybrid microswimmers for therapeutic cargo delivery

Personalized biohybrid microswimmers for therapeutic cargo delivery

Natural approaches along with current therapies could improve colon cancer treatment

Natural approaches along with current therapies could improve colon cancer treatment

Researchers develop chemically modified phage capsid that “stifles” influenza viruses

Researchers develop chemically modified phage capsid that “stifles” influenza viruses

Study shows the importance of proper cleaning to protect animal and human health

Study shows the importance of proper cleaning to protect animal and human health

A genetic toolkit to produce multifunctional magnetic nanoparticles

A genetic toolkit to produce multifunctional magnetic nanoparticles

Tiny device can rapidly detect harmful bacteria in blood

Tiny device can rapidly detect harmful bacteria in blood

Pets, the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 disease

Pets, the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 disease

Bacterial extracellular vesicles could combat antibiotic resistance

Bacterial extracellular vesicles could combat antibiotic resistance