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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.
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

Rutgers scientists find efficient way to enhance nutritional value of corn

Rutgers scientists find efficient way to enhance nutritional value of corn

Scientists develop novel weapon to combat deadly hospital-acquired infections

Scientists develop novel weapon to combat deadly hospital-acquired infections

Scientists take important step toward gene therapy for deaf patients

Scientists take important step toward gene therapy for deaf patients

G:BOX Chemi XX6 imaging system used to analyze how bacteria react to stressors

G:BOX Chemi XX6 imaging system used to analyze how bacteria react to stressors

Research provides new insights into secret life of bacteria

Research provides new insights into secret life of bacteria

Research provides novel insights into bacterial toxins

Research provides novel insights into bacterial toxins

Antibiotics may kill bacteria differently in vitro vs in vivo

Antibiotics may kill bacteria differently in vitro vs in vivo

Intestinal barrier of IBS patients allows bacteria to pass more freely than in healthy people

Intestinal barrier of IBS patients allows bacteria to pass more freely than in healthy people

New discovery reveals gut bacteria and human cells speak the same chemical language

New discovery reveals gut bacteria and human cells speak the same chemical language

Bacterial infections may trigger dysregulation of blood formation

Bacterial infections may trigger dysregulation of blood formation

Vaginal seeding may be risky say experts

Vaginal seeding may be risky say experts

Our body contains more diverse microbes than previously known, new survey suggests

Our body contains more diverse microbes than previously known, new survey suggests

Researchers examine suitability of silk protein for production of cardiac tissue

Researchers examine suitability of silk protein for production of cardiac tissue

New Genova Bio Life Science Spectrophotometer launched by Jenway®

New Genova Bio Life Science Spectrophotometer launched by Jenway®

Scientists take steps to inhibit impact of E. coli on human health

Scientists take steps to inhibit impact of E. coli on human health

New profiling procedure reveals role of immunoresolvents in blood coagulation

New profiling procedure reveals role of immunoresolvents in blood coagulation

UM SOM awarded $2.47 million grant to develop vaccine against Shigella, ETEC infections

UM SOM awarded $2.47 million grant to develop vaccine against Shigella, ETEC infections