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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.
Bacteria that live in soil and on people have widespread antibiotic-destroying genes

Bacteria that live in soil and on people have widespread antibiotic-destroying genes

Study reveals a new method for efficient production of proteins

Study reveals a new method for efficient production of proteins

Genetic 'memory' of ancestral homelands helps organisms adapt to environmental change

Genetic 'memory' of ancestral homelands helps organisms adapt to environmental change

Bacteria’s drug resistance is not affected by genetic tradeoffs

Bacteria’s drug resistance is not affected by genetic tradeoffs

Researchers use CRISPR technology to control many genes simultaneously

Researchers use CRISPR technology to control many genes simultaneously

Scientists Take A Step Closer To Heat-Tolerant Wheat

Scientists Take A Step Closer To Heat-Tolerant Wheat

Researchers study the evolution of multidrug-resistant bacteria

Researchers study the evolution of multidrug-resistant bacteria

Personalized biohybrid microrobots for therapeutic cargo delivery

Personalized biohybrid microrobots for therapeutic cargo delivery

Researchers decode the mechanism of antibiotic resistance in Staphylococcus

Researchers decode the mechanism of antibiotic resistance in Staphylococcus

Bacterial acid tolerance system shown to confer growth capability to enteric bacteria

Bacterial acid tolerance system shown to confer growth capability to enteric bacteria

More efficient, cost-effective method for accurate synthesis of DNA

More efficient, cost-effective method for accurate synthesis of DNA

In a first, AI discovers antibiotic that kills dangerous bacteria

In a first, AI discovers antibiotic that kills dangerous bacteria