E. Coli and Vitamin B absorption

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Q: My questions are based on this article:

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov slash pmc slash articles slash PMC1413293

The effect of E. coli on the absorption of vitamin B12
C. C. BOOTH AND JANET HEATH
From the Department of Medicine, Postgraduate Medical School of London

How are heavy growths of bacteria detected in normally sterile areas of the bowel and what areas of the bowel are normally sterile?

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