What is e. Coli? What is e. Coli? Where does it come from, and how can I safeguard against it?

Let me explain. Escherichia coli bacteria normally live in the intestines of healthy people and animals. Most varieties of e. Coli are harmless or cause relatively brief diarrhea. You may be exposed to e. Coli from contaminated water or food — especially raw vegetables and undercooked ground beef. To reduce your chance of being exposed to e. Coli, avoid risky foods and watch out for cross-contamination.
Bacterium. It is a bacteria that lives in your colon. You cannot avoid it, nor should you try. It is normal bowel flora, and is necessary to complete formation of your stool.