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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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New biodegradable wound dressing material accelerates healing

New biodegradable wound dressing material accelerates healing

Researchers develop artificial enzymatic pathway for synthesizing isoprenoids in E. coli

Researchers develop artificial enzymatic pathway for synthesizing isoprenoids in E. coli

Researchers repurpose gene-editing tool CRISPR to develop better antibiotics

Researchers repurpose gene-editing tool CRISPR to develop better antibiotics

University of Cincinnati professor awarded $1.6 million NIAID grant to study Hamburger E. coli

University of Cincinnati professor awarded $1.6 million NIAID grant to study Hamburger E. coli

Bacterial resistance to last-resort antibiotic is spreading at alarming rate in Vietnam

Bacterial resistance to last-resort antibiotic is spreading at alarming rate in Vietnam

New bacteria-based drug delivery system could radically expand cancer treatment options

New bacteria-based drug delivery system could radically expand cancer treatment options

Study reveals high prevalence of colistin-resistant bacteria in residents in Vietnam

Study reveals high prevalence of colistin-resistant bacteria in residents in Vietnam

FDA warns Genetech for marketing stem cell products without approval

FDA warns Genetech for marketing stem cell products without approval

University of Marburg team celebrates success at 2018 IGEM Giant Jamboree competition

University of Marburg team celebrates success at 2018 IGEM Giant Jamboree competition

Increasing prevalence of antibiotic resistance in the U.S. linked with occasional use

Increasing prevalence of antibiotic resistance in the U.S. linked with occasional use

Rice University scientists develop synthetic protein switches to control electron flow

Rice University scientists develop synthetic protein switches to control electron flow

Recurrence of urinary tract infection may depend on bacterial strain, study shows

Recurrence of urinary tract infection may depend on bacterial strain, study shows

Salk professor receives $1.8 million from NOMIS Foundation for research on mechanisms to promote health

Salk professor receives $1.8 million from NOMIS Foundation for research on mechanisms to promote health

Researchers shed new light on how to combat Shiga and ricin toxins

Researchers shed new light on how to combat Shiga and ricin toxins

Fractals can help describe how cancer spreads in the body and the right tools to stop it

Fractals can help describe how cancer spreads in the body and the right tools to stop it

From Our Bench to Yours: Antibody Advice from Proteintech

From Our Bench to Yours: Antibody Advice from Proteintech

New drug combination could kill melanoma cells more effectively, study shows

New drug combination could kill melanoma cells more effectively, study shows

Scientists report novel combination transport system in E. coli

Scientists report novel combination transport system in E. coli

Researchers discover new biosynthetic pathway to antibiotics using gene editing

Researchers discover new biosynthetic pathway to antibiotics using gene editing

In throes of turkey salmonella outbreak, don’t invite illness to your table

In throes of turkey salmonella outbreak, don’t invite illness to your table