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CDC Investigates Deadly E. coli Outbreak of Unknown Origin

CDC Investigates Deadly E. coli Outbreak of Unknown Origin

February 2, 2021 — The CDC is investigating a deadly E. coli outbreak of unknown origin.

The outbreak investigation reports a total of 16 illnesses, including 9 hospitalizations and 1 death, in 5 states.

The case count by state is Arkansas (6), Oklahoma (5), New York (1), Virginia (2), and Washington (2), with the first illness reported on December 23, 2020.

No recalls have been issued. Investigators are still trying to determine the source of the outbreak.

The CDC is asking people who develop symptoms of E. coli to write down what they ate in the week before falling ill, and to report the illness to local or state health department.

The symptoms of an E. coli infection may include bloody diarrhea, vomiting, dehydration, and a life-threatening type of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS).

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