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July 24, 2017

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Learning about E. coli 101

E. coli infections are a type of foodborne illness that peaks during the summer months, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist at Mayo Clinic, says there are many strains of E. coli bacteria that may cause serious illness for those infected. "E. coli stands for Escherichia coli, which is a type of bacteria that can cause food or waterborne illness in people," says Dr. Rajapakse. "It's a relatively common cause of illness.…

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