Is E. coli Contagious?
Some E. coli bacteria are contagious while others are not, depending on the E. coli strain and/or the infection type.
Some strains can be transmitted person-to-person by contaminated water or food, usually by the oral/fecal route such as
- contaminated meat (raw or undercooked),
- unpasteurized milk, and
- raw fruits and vegetables.