A 31-year-old female asked:
what steps can happen to body in future if person has ecoli?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Hunter Handsfield answered
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Usually nothing: E. coli is an entirely normal bacteria, one of the most common of all bacteria in our gastrointestinal tracts. Everybody has it. Sometimes these normal strains cause infection if they get into the wrong place (e.g., urinary tract infection); and certain types of E. coli sometimes contaminate food or water and cause GI infections. These usually cause no long term harm once the infection is gone.
Answered on Jan 11, 2017
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