CDC says that a rare E. coli outbreak sickens 72 people in 5 states

As of April 4th, a multistate outbreak of E. coli O103sickened 72 people in five states, yet the cause of their infection remains unknown, said the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Eight people have been hospitalized. No cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) or deaths have been reported. People started becoming ill from March 2 to March 29. States reporting sick patients are Georgia (8 patients), Kentucky (36), Ohio (5), Tennessee (21) and Virginia (2). Government scientists have not identified a food item, grocery store or restaurant chain as the source of these infections. The CDC, state health departments, the USDA-FSIS, and the FDA are investigating the outbreak. WGS performed on E. coli from ill people in this outbreak showed that they are closely related genetically. This means that the ill people are more likely to share a common source of infection. @

Outbreak of E. coli Infections | E. coli Infections | April 2019 | E. coli | CDC

Investigation Notice: A multistate outbreak of E. coli Infections

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