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E. coli is a bacteria that lives in the intestines of humans and animals and is found in the environment. Although most strains of E. coli are harmless, others can make you sick. A person can become infected by eating food containing the bacteria. Symptoms range from mild diarrhea to severe abdominal cramps, respiratory illness and pneumonia.


Utah Department of Health
Bureau of Epidemiology
Fax: 801-538-9913
288 North 1460 West
PO Box 142104
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-2104

24-Hour Urgent Event & Disease Reporting

1-888-EPI-UTAH (374-8824)

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