Is E. Coli Contagious?

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Definition

E. coli enteritis is inflammation of the small intestine from Escherichia coli ( E. coli ) bacteria. It is the most common cause of travelers' diarrhea.


Alternative Names

Traveler's diarrhea - E. coli; Food poisoning - E. coli; E. coli diarrhea; Hamburger disease


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

E. coli is a type of bacteria that normally lives in the intestines of humans and animals without causing any problems. However, certain types (or...

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