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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.
Researchers develop nanostructured surface to accelerate wound healing after dental implants

Researchers develop nanostructured surface to accelerate wound healing after dental implants

Researchers develop novel approach to bridge gap in cell-free systems

Researchers develop novel approach to bridge gap in cell-free systems

Researchers find new way for producing medical therapeutic proteins

Researchers find new way for producing medical therapeutic proteins

Scientists elucidate how E.coli bacteria attach to host intestinal epithelium

Scientists elucidate how E.coli bacteria attach to host intestinal epithelium

Bacteria-powered solar cell can produce energy even when skies are overcast

Bacteria-powered solar cell can produce energy even when skies are overcast

Timing may be key to evading destruction for bacteria facing antibiotics

Timing may be key to evading destruction for bacteria facing antibiotics

Female bladder bacteria found to be similar to microbes in the vagina

Female bladder bacteria found to be similar to microbes in the vagina

LSTM led consortium receives grant to investigate how human behavior impacts AMR

LSTM led consortium receives grant to investigate how human behavior impacts AMR

Researchers use droplet-sized 'miniecosystems' to test therapeutic potential of molecules

Researchers use droplet-sized 'miniecosystems' to test therapeutic potential of molecules

Sharks could inspire new type of surface that would attack harmful bacteria

Sharks could inspire new type of surface that would attack harmful bacteria

Tea towels in the kitchen could be responsible for food poisonings finds study

Tea towels in the kitchen could be responsible for food poisonings finds study

Rural Vietnam village harbors multi-drug-resistant, colistin-resistant E. coli bacteria, shows study

Rural Vietnam village harbors multi-drug-resistant, colistin-resistant E. coli bacteria, shows study

International research team develops simplified CRISPR

International research team develops simplified CRISPR

New approach to kill specific bacteria could be alternative to antibiotics

New approach to kill specific bacteria could be alternative to antibiotics

Study sheds new light on how the food we eat affects biochemical signals in the gut

Study sheds new light on how the food we eat affects biochemical signals in the gut

Bioethicist: 'Right to Try Act' will not benefit terminally-ill patients

Bioethicist: 'Right to Try Act' will not benefit terminally-ill patients

Increase in local temperature correlates with higher degree of antibiotic resistance, finds study

Increase in local temperature correlates with higher degree of antibiotic resistance, finds study

Few parents use simple strategies to protect kids from food poisoning, reports study

Few parents use simple strategies to protect kids from food poisoning, reports study

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