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E. coli can cause urinary tract infections, meningitis, pneumonia, abdominal infections as well as sinusitis, osteomyelitis, and sepsis. There is a risk of miscarriage associated with E. coli infection. The best way to avoid E. coli is to follow proper food-handling techniques and to wash your hands frequently, especially before eating or touching your mouth. The period of time it takes for antibiotics and/or supportive care (hydration, oxygenation, blood pressure support, for example) to cure E. coli infections varies with the severity of the infection. Some infections can be treated with only antibiotics and cures make take from about 5 - 21 days. Your doctor can tell you more.