Escherichia coli (E.coli)

A bacterium normally found in the intestines which, if it enters the bladder through the urethra, is a common cause of urinary tract infections. Types of are often the cause of traveller’s diarrhoea, which is usually a mild illness. However, some strains of the bacterium can cause serious food-borne infections that can result in haemolytic–uraemic syndrome.


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