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E. coli entero-haemorrhage bacteria. Coloured Scanning Electron micrograph of entero-haemorrhage Escherichia coli (EHEC) bacteria. This is a dang- erous form of the benign E. coli bacteria which live in the intestine. Usually transmitted by food poisoning, it can cause life-threatening diarrhoea, intestinal bleeding, kidney failure and disturbances to blood clotting. There are no effective cures for EHEC, but there are treatments for dealing with the symptoms of infection. Magnification: x5000 at 6x6cm size.
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