Escherichia coli ( E. coli) infection is caused by a bacteria. It is the leading cause of bloody diarrhea.

This infection is caused by some types of the E. coli bacterium. Most E. coli infections are caused by:

  • Eating undercooked beef, especially ground beef
  • Drinking contaminated water
  • Drinking unpasteurized milk
  • Working with cattle

Digestive Pathway Through Stomach and Intestines
Digestive pathway
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