E. coli is the common name for the bacteria called Escherichia coli. The disease it caused is sometimes known as colibacillosis. E. coli is a normal component of intestinal flora. Pathogenic strains of the bacteria can cause severe gastrointestinal disease. Many strains can cause skin and wound infections and abscesses.

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Bad Bug Book - Escherichia coli O157:H7
Discusses the organism, associated foods, outbreaks, symptoms, prevention, and treatment.
CDC: Escherichia coli
Features transmission, risk factors, complications, prevention, and treatment.
E. Coli and VTEC 0157
Scientific and medical information about these bacteria and the diseases they cause.
E. coli O157:H7: The Role of Animals
Discusses the organism in humans and animals and possible means to prevent transmission.
H.U.S.H - Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome Help
UK E.coli support group. Includes purpose, links, prevention information, and news.
Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
Factsheet on this complication of some E. coli infections.
Management Procedures for Control of E. coli
Provides guidelines for control and transmission of bacteria such as E. coli O157:H7 from farm animals to humans for humans visiting petting zoos on farms, fair displays, farm shows, and game preserves.
MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: E. coli Enteritis
Features cause, symptoms, risk factors, prevention, treatment, and tests.
MedlinePlus: E. Coli Infections
Directory of links to information and news related to the disease.
Pathogenic E. coli
Scientific information on the different strains of the bacteria.
USDA-FSIS: Escherichia coli O157:H7
Detailed technical review on this emerging food pathogen.
What You Should Know About Shiga-Toxin Escherichia Coli
Fact sheet offering information and tips to avoid infection by this bacteria commonly known as E.Coli.

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