Escherichia coli O157:H7 Infection (E. coli O157:H7)
and Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS)

E. coli O157:H7 is one of hundreds of strains of the bacterium Escherichia coli. Although most strains are harmless and live in the intestines of healthy humans and animals, E. coli O157:H7 produces a powerful toxin and can cause severe illness.



Updated Tuesday, 16-Nov-2010 12:21:09 CST