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E. Coli

June 20, 2024

E. coli, which stands for Escherichia coli, is a type of bacteria naturally found throughout the environment, including in our intestines and some foods. However, many strains of E. coli are incredibly harmful and will make you sick if you ingest them.

People often become infected with E. coli and suffer serious gastrointestinal symptoms and other conditions by eating food improperly handled or cooked. According to the Cleveland Clinic, the E. coli bacteria causes healthy cells to release potent toxins that cause diarrhea, stomach cramps, nausea, and more.

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