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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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Bfr organizes symposia for research on viruses and antimicrobial resistance in food chain

Bfr organizes symposia for research on viruses and antimicrobial resistance in food chain

Changing Perspectives of the Triggers of Cell Division

Changing Perspectives of the Triggers of Cell Division

Researchers develop new way to detect hidden urinary tract infections

Researchers develop new way to detect hidden urinary tract infections

Scientists develop new class of compounds for treatment of progressive neurodegenerative disorder

Scientists develop new class of compounds for treatment of progressive neurodegenerative disorder

Simple, inexpensive test quickly detects antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs'

Simple, inexpensive test quickly detects antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs'

Novel 3-in-1 vaccine designed against traveler’s diarrhea

Novel 3-in-1 vaccine designed against traveler’s diarrhea

Unrecognized childhood infections far greater threat than previously realized

Unrecognized childhood infections far greater threat than previously realized

Yale researchers discover how deadly biofilms develop

Yale researchers discover how deadly biofilms develop

Food scientists can employ bacteriophage to destroy E. coli in drinking water

Food scientists can employ bacteriophage to destroy E. coli in drinking water

Study aims to investigate antimicrobial resistance of uropathogenic E. coli from elderly patients

Study aims to investigate antimicrobial resistance of uropathogenic E. coli from elderly patients

Fina Biosolutions receives patent for expression and purification of the conjugate vaccine protein

Fina Biosolutions receives patent for expression and purification of the conjugate vaccine protein

Minicells play key function in self-preservation of bacteria, finds study

Minicells play key function in self-preservation of bacteria, finds study

Researchers aim to develop vaccine for 'traveler's diarrhea'

Researchers aim to develop vaccine for 'traveler's diarrhea'

Pathogenic bacteria hibernate to escape antibiotic treatments

Pathogenic bacteria hibernate to escape antibiotic treatments

New test speeds up diagnosis of multi-resistant pathogens

New test speeds up diagnosis of multi-resistant pathogens

Alexion announces positive results from Phase 3 PREVENT study of Soliris in patients with NMOSD

Alexion announces positive results from Phase 3 PREVENT study of Soliris in patients with NMOSD

Study provides evidence of beta lactamase producing, antimicrobial resistant E. coli in U.S. retail meat

Study provides evidence of beta lactamase producing, antimicrobial resistant E. coli in U.S. retail meat

Scientists achieve breakthrough in accelerated diagnosis of multi-resistant hospital pathogens

Scientists achieve breakthrough in accelerated diagnosis of multi-resistant hospital pathogens

Purifying Proteins from Mammalian Cell Culture

Purifying Proteins from Mammalian Cell Culture

Researchers describe mechanism that sets stage for fate decision of T cells

Researchers describe mechanism that sets stage for fate decision of T cells