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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.
New study shows link between blood type and severity of diarrhea caused by E. coli

New study shows link between blood type and severity of diarrhea caused by E. coli

Romaine lettuce contamination possibly towards conclusion says CDC

Romaine lettuce contamination possibly towards conclusion says CDC

Weighty issues on dog food safety

Weighty issues on dog food safety

Shiga toxin-producing E. coli found in animal and plant based foods

Shiga toxin-producing E. coli found in animal and plant based foods

New GP-write project to develop ultra-safe cells resistant to natural viruses

New GP-write project to develop ultra-safe cells resistant to natural viruses

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria could help clear antibiotic contamination

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria could help clear antibiotic contamination

Researchers uncover new insights into bacteria’s sense of touch

Researchers uncover new insights into bacteria’s sense of touch

Researchers target and kill disease-causing bacteria using cocktail of viruses

Researchers target and kill disease-causing bacteria using cocktail of viruses

Sepsis detection program failed to meet E. coli reduction target but improved overall disease diagnosis

Sepsis detection program failed to meet E. coli reduction target but improved overall disease diagnosis

Meningitis in Newborns: What to Look Out For

Meningitis in Newborns: What to Look Out For

Contact precautions do not limit spread of drug-resistant bacteria in ICUs

Contact precautions do not limit spread of drug-resistant bacteria in ICUs

Researchers trigger E. coli’s toxin-antitoxin system to inhibit bacterial growth

Researchers trigger E. coli’s toxin-antitoxin system to inhibit bacterial growth

Positive interventions in sepsis management raise key questions about E. coli reduction targets

Positive interventions in sepsis management raise key questions about E. coli reduction targets

Scientists illustrate role of novel chromosomal mutations in fosfomycin resistance

Scientists illustrate role of novel chromosomal mutations in fosfomycin resistance

UGA scientist creates system for efficient detection of foodborne pathogens

UGA scientist creates system for efficient detection of foodborne pathogens

NYC mice carry deadly bacteria and viruses

NYC mice carry deadly bacteria and viruses

Single foodborne outbreak can have large ramifications for restaurants

Single foodborne outbreak can have large ramifications for restaurants

Hand dryers in the loo spraying bacteria on your hands

Hand dryers in the loo spraying bacteria on your hands

Bacteria that make high energy tiny carbon rings

Bacteria that make high energy tiny carbon rings

McMaster researchers develop transparent test patch to signal food contamination

McMaster researchers develop transparent test patch to signal food contamination