Nearly 200 people were sickened in an outbreak of E. coli that has been linked to ground beef, according to the CDC.
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UPDATE: Nearly 200 Sick in Multi-State Ground Beef E. Coli Outbreak
May 13, 2019 — Between March 2 and May 13, a total of 196 people from 10 states have fallen ill after eating ground beef from many sources, according to a Food Safety Alert issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The victims include 28 people who were hospitalized due to severe food poisoning. No deaths have been reported. Two people developed Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS), a type of kidney failure.
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Ground Beef Linked to E. coli Outbreak
April 2019 — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting that ground beef contaminated with E. coli O103 has caused an outbreak of food poisoning. Some ground beef has been recalled, but more product that is contaminated with E. coli O103 may still be on the market or in freezers.
What is the Problem?
Investigators interviewed 75 sick people and found that 63 of them (84%) ate ground beef at home or in a restaurant before falling ill. However, investigators have not been able to identify a single common grocery store, brand, supplier, or distributor of ground beef.
The only thing the illnesses have in common is that many victims bought large sizes of ground beef to make certain recipes, according to the CDC:
“Many ill people bought large trays or chubs of ground beef from grocery stores and used the meat to make dishes like spaghetti sauce and sloppy joe.”
How Many People Are Sick?
As of May 13, 2019, there were 196 illnesses reported in the following 10 states: Florida (5), Georgia (49), Illinois (1), Indiana (1), Kentucky (69), Minnesota (1), Mississippi (1), Ohio (12), Tennessee (55), and Virginia (2).
Symptoms of E. coli Infection
People who are infected with E. coli often suffer very bad diarrhea (which may be bloody), very painful stomach cramps, vomiting and sometimes fever. While most healthy adults recover from the illness within a week, some develop life-threatening complications.
Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
One of the most serious complications of E. coli is Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS), a type of kidney failure that occurs in about 5-10% of people with E. coli infection. People with HUS must be hospitalized because they can die if their kidneys stop working.
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