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.
Information for the General Public
- Shiga-Toxin Producing or Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (STEC)
- Shiga-Toxin Producing E. Coli Infographic
- Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae Fact Sheet
- Five To Do Right After Visiting Animals
- Stay Healthy Around Animals
- Traveler’s GI Illness Prevention Guide