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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.
Study shows how bacteria develop resistance to antibiotics

Study shows how bacteria develop resistance to antibiotics

New strategy can speed up the development of bio-based products

New strategy can speed up the development of bio-based products

Highly automated device rapidly detects the presence of COVID-19

Highly automated device rapidly detects the presence of COVID-19

New research finds clues for disarming antibiotic-resistant bacteria

New research finds clues for disarming antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Researchers unlock new possibilities for development of sustainable, clean bioenergy

Researchers unlock new possibilities for development of sustainable, clean bioenergy

New DNA-cutting tool could advance gene editing for novel treatments

New DNA-cutting tool could advance gene editing for novel treatments

Researchers develop model to encode established biochemical principles at cellular level

Researchers develop model to encode established biochemical principles at cellular level

Scientists develop new antimicrobial molecules from toxic proteins in wasp venom

Scientists develop new antimicrobial molecules from toxic proteins in wasp venom

Escherichia coli bacteria show path to speed up photosynthesis

Escherichia coli bacteria show path to speed up photosynthesis

Food additives prove to be efficient at controlling bacteria on tomatoes preharvest

Food additives prove to be efficient at controlling bacteria on tomatoes preharvest

Study shows heather plant is a valuable source of antioxidants

Study shows heather plant is a valuable source of antioxidants

Ultra-low voltage electricity effectively damages and kills bacteria

Ultra-low voltage electricity effectively damages and kills bacteria

Using genetic engineering to study evolutionary assimilation of foreign DNA in a new host

Using genetic engineering to study evolutionary assimilation of foreign DNA in a new host

Synthetic peptide makes multidrug-resistant bacteria sensitive to antibiotics

Synthetic peptide makes multidrug-resistant bacteria sensitive to antibiotics

New technology can speed up drug development for tuberculosis

New technology can speed up drug development for tuberculosis

Edible coating made with green tea extract kills microbes

Edible coating made with green tea extract kills microbes

Durable coating for hard surfaces could help eliminate foodborne germs

Durable coating for hard surfaces could help eliminate foodborne germs

Wild strains of salmonella find a backdoor entry into plants

Wild strains of salmonella find a backdoor entry into plants

Antibiotic resistance genes persist in E. coli through 'genetic capitalism', study shows

Antibiotic resistance genes persist in E. coli through 'genetic capitalism', study shows

Scientists pinpoint mutations that makes bacteria deadlier

Scientists pinpoint mutations that makes bacteria deadlier