coli normally results in illness between 2-8 days after contaminated food is ingested.
Infection results in diarrhea (often bloody) and abdominal cramps. These symptoms tend to subside within a week.
In more severe cases, E. coli infection can result in a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). HUS most often occurs in children under the age of 5, older adults, and individuals with weakened immune symptoms.
Symptoms of HUS include fever, abdominal pain, pale skin, fatigue, small bruises, bleeding from the nose and mouth, and decreased urination.