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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 develop experimental vaccine to prevent spread of metastatic cancers to the lungs

Multidrug-resistant E.coli outcompete harmless strains to take over the gut, study reveals

Multidrug-resistant E.coli outcompete harmless strains to take over the gut, study reveals

Scientists uncover key enzymes involved in bacterial pathogenicity

Scientists uncover key enzymes involved in bacterial pathogenicity

New glutamine sensor could revolutionize early diagnosis and treatment of geriatric diseases

New glutamine sensor could revolutionize early diagnosis and treatment of geriatric diseases

HMS researcher to lead $104 million effort to study bacteria and antibiotic resistance

HMS researcher to lead $104 million effort to study bacteria and antibiotic resistance

New technology could pave the way to rapid infection testing

New technology could pave the way to rapid infection testing

Promising potential of probiotics and their byproducts for targeting antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Promising potential of probiotics and their byproducts for targeting antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Lack of clean water, sanitation, and hygienic controls in Cambodia promotes emergence of drug-resistant E. coli

Lack of clean water, sanitation, and hygienic controls in Cambodia promotes emergence of drug-resistant E. coli

Meridian Bioscience announces FDA clearance for innovative Curian® Shiga Toxin Assay

Meridian Bioscience announces FDA clearance for innovative Curian® Shiga Toxin Assay

New nano-thin superbug-slaying material could revolutionize wound healing

New nano-thin superbug-slaying material could revolutionize wound healing

Broad-spectrum antibiotics linked to higher sepsis risk in neonates

Broad-spectrum antibiotics linked to higher sepsis risk in neonates

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria thrive when the drugs kill 'good' bacteria in the gut, study shows

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria thrive when the drugs kill 'good' bacteria in the gut, study shows

Scientists create library of mutant bacteria to study antibiotic resistance

Scientists create library of mutant bacteria to study antibiotic resistance

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Bacteria ship cellular cargo by "surfing" along proteins, study finds

Bacteria ship cellular cargo by "surfing" along proteins, study finds

The new role for IbpA in heat shock response of E. coli

The new role for IbpA in heat shock response of E. coli

Big data and machine learning can help combat antimicrobial resistance in livestock

Big data and machine learning can help combat antimicrobial resistance in livestock

Study shows how antibiotic resistance genes build up over a lifetime

Study shows how antibiotic resistance genes build up over a lifetime

Wristbands can harbor harmful bacteria, study finds

Wristbands can harbor harmful bacteria, study finds

Scientists capture first images of ribosome-modifying enzymes in action

Scientists capture first images of ribosome-modifying enzymes in action

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