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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.
Time-lapse imaging reveals how antimicrobial treated surfaces kill superbugs in two hours

Time-lapse imaging reveals how antimicrobial treated surfaces kill superbugs in two hours

Quick Automated DNA Purification offered with the Promega Maxwell® RSC PureFood Pathogen Kit

Quick Automated DNA Purification offered with the Promega Maxwell® RSC PureFood Pathogen Kit

UMSOM researchers find two-way link between TBI and intestinal changes

UMSOM researchers find two-way link between TBI and intestinal changes

Bioelectronic 'nose' can easily sniff foul smells in rotting food

Bioelectronic 'nose' can easily sniff foul smells in rotting food

Bacteria carrying colistin resistant mcr-1 gene commonly exist in ecosystem, study finds

Bacteria carrying colistin resistant mcr-1 gene commonly exist in ecosystem, study finds

Researchers create first semi-synthetic organism that can store and use unnatural genetic information

Researchers create first semi-synthetic organism that can store and use unnatural genetic information

Penn researchers single out bacterial enzyme behind gut microbiome imbalance linked to Crohn’s disease

Penn researchers single out bacterial enzyme behind gut microbiome imbalance linked to Crohn’s disease

Researchers identify 'strategies' used by bacteria to protect themselves from antibiotics

Researchers identify 'strategies' used by bacteria to protect themselves from antibiotics

KAUST researchers provide solution for killing E. coli using sunlight

KAUST researchers provide solution for killing E. coli using sunlight

Russian scientists uncover previously unknown effect of leukemia drug

Russian scientists uncover previously unknown effect of leukemia drug

Researchers catch killer cells red-handed in the act of microbial murder

Researchers catch killer cells red-handed in the act of microbial murder

Research reveals impact of helpful strain of bacteria on infants’ digestive tract

Research reveals impact of helpful strain of bacteria on infants’ digestive tract

Gut bacteria composition could predict toxicity of chemotherapy drugs in cancer patients

Gut bacteria composition could predict toxicity of chemotherapy drugs in cancer patients

Study into killer T-cell activity could provide roadmap for tackling antibiotic resistance

Study into killer T-cell activity could provide roadmap for tackling antibiotic resistance

New device that fits on a key chain can accurately test for allergens

New device that fits on a key chain can accurately test for allergens

Wayne State researchers win NIH grant to uncover new antibiotic targets

Wayne State researchers win NIH grant to uncover new antibiotic targets

Scientists discover 'molecular pencil sharpener' that releases powerful antibiotics

Scientists discover 'molecular pencil sharpener' that releases powerful antibiotics

UAB expert provides in-depth understanding of food-borne illnesses

UAB expert provides in-depth understanding of food-borne illnesses

New model predicts how E. coli bacteria respond to temperature changes, genetic mutations

New model predicts how E. coli bacteria respond to temperature changes, genetic mutations

Agilent collaborate with Doulix to promote SureVector cloning kits

Agilent collaborate with Doulix to promote SureVector cloning kits