...hope someone here can explain this properly, but I have had many uti's and often ecoli... I just copied this from internet if helps... I get many and mostly ecoli and have to take an antibiotic. J.
Escherichia coli (abbreviated as E. coli) are bacteria found in the environment, foods, and intestines of people and animals. E. coli are a large and diverse group of bacteria. Although most strains of E. coli are harmless, others can make you sick. Some kinds of E. coli can cause diarrhea, while others cause urinary tract infections, respiratory illness and pneumonia, and other illnesses