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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 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

Research reveals how bacteria may use mechanical cues to keep their shape

Research reveals how bacteria may use mechanical cues to keep their shape

Study shows how E. coli bacteria hijack copper, use it as nutrient to fuel growth

Study shows how E. coli bacteria hijack copper, use it as nutrient to fuel growth

Study finds high levels of antibiotic-resistant pathogens in chickens raised on farms in India

Study finds high levels of antibiotic-resistant pathogens in chickens raised on farms in India

Large-scale genetic study of E. coli illustrates complexity of drug resistant 'superbugs'

Large-scale genetic study of E. coli illustrates complexity of drug resistant 'superbugs'

Flocking behavior among microorganisms more advanced than previously thought

Flocking behavior among microorganisms more advanced than previously thought

Salford scientists may have found simple way for designing new antibiotics

Salford scientists may have found simple way for designing new antibiotics

New molecular technique can clone thousands of long DNA sequences at the same time

New molecular technique can clone thousands of long DNA sequences at the same time

Researchers identify new wound healing properties of ficin

Researchers identify new wound healing properties of ficin

Microscopic fungus exacerbates Crohn's disease symptoms, mice study shows

Microscopic fungus exacerbates Crohn's disease symptoms, mice study shows

Researchers examine formation of functional amyloids by bacteria in real time

Researchers examine formation of functional amyloids by bacteria in real time

Synergistic drug pairing: New approach to combat MDR bacterial infections

Synergistic drug pairing: New approach to combat MDR bacterial infections

Study finds that molecular decoy can target and reduce UTI-causing bacteria in the gut

Study finds that molecular decoy can target and reduce UTI-causing bacteria in the gut

Cornell researchers unravel E. coli bacteria's defense secret

Cornell researchers unravel E. coli bacteria's defense secret

New biosensor technology could be used in wearable devices to monitor health

New biosensor technology could be used in wearable devices to monitor health

Griffith scientists discover new and improved tool to detect cancer

Griffith scientists discover new and improved tool to detect cancer

Bacterial cell factories produce enzymes that can be used as active ingredients in drugs

Bacterial cell factories produce enzymes that can be used as active ingredients in drugs