There has been a serious outbreak of E. coli in Europe.
At least 2,200 people have gotten sick or shown symptoms and 22 people in Germany have died.
E. coli is short for Escherichia coli. It is a type of bacteria normally found in the body.
Most kinds (or “strains”) of E. coli are harmless and even help the body.
The strains included in the outbreak, however, are a harmful kind, causing food poisoning.
Food poisoning from E. coli usually happens when people eat unwashed vegetables or undercooked meat.