DOCTOR'S VIEW ARCHIVE
E. Coli in New Orleans Flood Waters
Medical Author: Melissa Stoppler, M.D.
What is E. coli?
Non-pathogenic strains of E. coli -- those that do not cause disease -- are normal inhabitants of the intestinal tract in humans and animals. But certain strains of E. coli can cause severe diarrhea and infect the genital and urinary tracts.
What are E. coli symptoms?
The symptoms of E. coli include: