E. coli

E. coli is a bacteria that lives in the intestines of humans and animals and is found in the environment. Although most strains of E. coli are harmless, others can make you sick. A person can become infected by eating food containing the bacteria. Symptoms range from mild diarrhea to severe abdominal cramps, respiratory illness and pneumonia.

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