E. coli: Escherichia coli 0157:H7, E. coli 0157:H7 Topic Guide

E. coli (Escherichia coli 0157:H7, E. coli 0157:H7) Infections E. coli (Escherichia coli 0157:H7, E. coli 0157:H7) Infections: Escherichia coli 0157:H7 (E. coli 0157:H7) infections are caused by bacterial. E. coli 0157:H7 is one of the most virulent strains and is passed from person to person via contaminated food and water with infected feces. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, fever, and abdominal pain. Complications can occur in the elderly and in children younger than 6 years of age.




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