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Escherichia coli infection

Category: Illness or disabilities

Type

Involuntary

Introduction and description

 

Escherichia coli ( also known as E. coli) is a Gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacterium of the genus Escherichia that is commonly found naturally in the lower intestine of warm-blooded organisms (endotherms).

Most E. coli strains are harmless, but some serotypes can cause illness.  The harmless strains are part of the normal flora of the gut, and can benefit their hosts by producing vitamin K2, and preventing colonization of the intestine with pathogenic bacteria.

The description for E coli infection and all its observations can be found by following this LINK.

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