What Are the Implications of Enterotoxigenic E. coli

Symptoms of enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC)-diarrhea can occur 1-3 days after ingesting contaminated food or water. The most common symptoms of enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC)-diarrhea are profuse watery diarrhea and abdominal cramping. Other less common symptoms include fever, nausea, vomiting, chills, loss of appetite, headache, muscle aches and bloating.

Enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC)-diarrhea normally lasts for 3-4 days, but some cases take over a week to resolve.

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