As of January 9,2019,62 people infected with the outbreak strain of E.coli O157:H7 were reported from 16 states and the District of Columbia.

Illnesses started on dates ranging from October 7,2018,to December 4,2018.Ill people ranged in age from 1 to 84 years,with a median age of 25.Sixty-six percent of ill people were female.Of 54 people with information available,25 (46%) were 万博万博棋牌hospitalized,including two people who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome,a type of kidney failure.No deaths were reported.

Epidemiologic,laboratory,and traceback evidence indicated that romaine lettuce from the Central Coastal growing regions of northern and central California was the likely source of this outbreak.Two illness clusters were identified at restaurants where ill people reported eating romaine lettuce.An illness cluster is defined as two or more people who do not live in the same household who report eating at the same restaurant location,attending a common event,or shopping at the same location of a grocery store in the week before becoming ill.In these two clusters,several ill people reported eating at the same restaurant or shopping at the same location of a grocery store.Investigating illness clusters provides critical clues about the source of an outbreak.If several unrelated ill people ate or shopped at the same location of a restaurant or store within several days of each other,it suggests that the contaminated food item was served or sold there.

Traceback information from the FDA indicated that ill people in this outbreak ate romaine lettuce harvested from specific counties in the Central Coastal growing regions of northern and central California.The FDA,along with CDC and state partners,investigated farms and cooling facilities in California that were identified in traceback.CDC analyzed water and sediment samples from an Adam Bros.Farming,Inc.farm in Santa Barbara County,which was one of the farms identified in the traceback investigation.The outbreak strain of E.coli O157:H7 was found in sediment within an agricultural water reservoir on the farm.WGS results showed that the E.coli O157:H7 found in the agricultural water reservoir was closely related genetically to the E.coli O157:H7 isolated from ill people.

WGS results also showed that the E.coli O157:H7 strain isolated from ill people in this outbreak is closely related genetically to the E.coli strain isolated from ill people in a 2017 outbreak linked to leafy greens in the United States and to romaine lettuce in Canada.The outbreak described here is not related to a spring 2018 multistate outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 infections linked to romaine lettuce.People in the spring outbreak were infected with E.coli O157:H7 bacteria with a different DNA fingerprint.

In Canada,as of December 24,2018,there have been 29 confirmed cases of E.coli illness investigated in Ontario (5),Quebec (20),New Brunswick (1),and British Columbia (3).The illnesses in British Columbia were related to travel to Quebec,Ontario and the United States.Individuals became sick between mid-October and mid-November 2018.Ten individuals have been 万博万博棋牌hospitalized,and two individuals suffered from hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS),which is a severe complication that can result from an E.coli infection.No deaths have been reported.Individuals who became ill are between 2 and 93 years of age.The majority of cases (52%) are female.

And,there are the real people I have spoken to in last week related to this outbreak:

  1. Husband with wife in rehabilitation after nearly two-month 万博万博棋牌hospitalized in ICU with HUS.  She is still on dialysis three times a week and will be for rest of her life.
  2. Airline pilot who stopped over in Toronto and has now been 万博万博棋牌hospitalized for weeks in the US with HUS.
  3. Father of Canadian child who ate romaine lettuce while on vacation in California and has been 万博万博棋牌hospitalized with HUS for seven weeks in Vancouver,BC.
  4. Mom tonight who I spoke to as her daughter was undergoing a bowel resection do to E.coli O157:H7.
  5. Another mom whose daughter spent 15 days in the hospital undergoing several blood transfusions after being diagnosed with HUS.

Real people.

In the Spring of 2016,the CDC reported that thirty-two people infected with the outbreak strains of E.coli O157:H7 were reported from 12 states – Arizona 4,California 5,Florida 2,Illinois 1,Massachusetts 1,Maryland 1,Missouri 1,New Jersey 1,Oregon 11,Virginia 2,Washington 2 and Wisconsin 1.Twelve people were 万博万博棋牌hospitalized.Nine people developed hemolytic uremic syndrome,a type of kidney failure.No deaths were reported.Twenty-six (81%) of the 32-ill people in this outbreak were younger than 18 years.Epidemiologic,laboratory,and traceback evidence indicated that I.M.Healthy brand SoyNut Butter manufactured by Dixie Dew was the likely source of this outbreak.

Both I.M.Healthy and Dixie Dew filed for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.  Each company paid their insurance proceeds into the Bankruptcy Court in Chicago for a total of $11,250,000.  As part of that process twenty-six people filed claim and each of their claims were valued by a Court-appointed evaluator.  The values of the cases ranged from $25,000 to $25,000,000 individually based upon the severity of the illnesses for a total of $70,000,000. Each person received a pro-rata share of $6,000,000 in October 2018.  It is expected that the Court will order the balance,$5,250,000,to be disbursed by the Court on January 10,2018.

Once the Bankruptcy Court rules,the 26 claimants will continue litigation against the supply chain and retailers who sold the product.

Northern District of Illinois Bankrupty Court – 154.Notice of Motion and Motion to Authorize Chapter 7 Trustee to Issue Second Interim Distribution to E.Coli Personal Injury Claimants

Northern District of Illinois Bankrupty Court -139.Order Granting Motion to Authorize (Related Doc # 133)

If anyone wants an informative read from a near Pulitzer-quality article and photos (if they would have also shown the real impacts on the consumers of the product,the article would have been a Pulitzer-lock – SeeThe Burger that Shattered Her Life– 2010 Prize),please take the time to read Robert Anglen of the Arizona Republic recent article:Clues to a deadly medical mystery hide in Arizona's romaine lettuce fields – Attempts to trace E.coli outbreaks are often unsuccessful and misleading.Outbreaks tied to romaine spread farther and sicken more.

Me,I am into the obvious,any real questions on why we have E.coli O157:H7 outbreaks linked to cows and romaine in Yuma??

According to the CDC,fifty-nine people infected with the outbreak strain of Shiga toxin-producingE.coliO157:H7 have been reported from 15 states and the District of Columbia.Illnesses started on dates ranging from October 5,2018 to November 16,2018.Twenty-three people have been 万博万博棋牌hospitalized,including two people who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome,a type of kidney failure.No deaths have been reported.  In Canada,as of December 13,2018,there have been 28 confirmed cases of E.coli illness investigated in Ontario (5),Quebec (19),New Brunswick (1),and British Columbia (3).The illnesses in British Columbia were related to travel to Quebec,Ontario and the United States.Individuals became sick between mid-October and mid-November 2018.Ten individuals have been 万博万博棋牌hospitalized,and two individuals suffered from hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS),which is a severe complication that can result from an E.coli infection.No deaths have been reported.Individuals who became ill are between 2 and 93 years of age.

The above numbers will grow.

And,there are the real people I have spoken to in last week related to this outbreak:

  1. Husband with wife in rehabilitation after nearly two-month 万博万博棋牌hospitalized in ICU with HUS.  She is still on dialysis three times a week and will be for rest of her life.
  2. Airline pilot who stopped over in Toronto and has now been 万博万博棋牌hospitalized for weeks in the US with HUS.
  3. Father of Canadian child who ate romaine lettuce while on vacation in California and has been 万博万博棋牌hospitalized with HUS for seven weeks in Vancouver,BC.
  4. Mom tonight who I spoke to as her daughter was undergoing a bowel resection do to E.coli O157:H7.
  5. Another mom whose daughter spent 15 days in the hospital undergoing several blood transfusions after being diagnosed with HUS.

Real people.

Fifty-nine people infected with the outbreak strain of Shiga toxin-producingE.coliO157:H7 have been reported from 15 states and the District of Columbia. Since the lastCDC updateon December 6,an additional 7 ill people have been included in this investigation – California 12,Connecticut 1,District of Columbia 1,Florida 1,Illinois 2,Louisiana 1,Massachusetts 1,Maryland 1,Michigan 7,New Hampshire 6,New Jersey 12,New York 7,Ohio 1,Pennsylvania 4,Rhode Island 1,Wisconsin 1.

Illnesses started on dates ranging from October 5,2018 to November 16,2018.

Twenty-three people have been 万博万博棋牌hospitalized,including two people who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome,a type of kidney failure.No deaths have been reported.

FDA Update.

ThePublic Health Agency of Canadahas identified ill people infected with the same DNA fingerprint ofE.coliO157:H7 bacteria in Canada. In Canada,as of December 6,2018,there have been 27 confirmed cases of E.coli illness investigated in Ontario (4),Quebec (19),New Brunswick (1),and British Columbia (3).The illnesses in British Columbia were related to travel to Quebec,Ontario and the United States.Individuals became sick between mid-October and early November 2018.Nine individuals have been 万博万博棋牌hospitalized,and two individuals suffered from hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS),which is a severe complication that can result from an E.coli infection.No deaths have been reported.Individuals who became ill are between 2 and 93 years of age.The majority of cases (52%) are male.

The FDA,along with CDC and state partners,is investigating farms and cooling facilities in California that were identified in traceback.CDC identified the outbreak strain ofE.coliO157:H7 in sediment collected within an agricultural water reservoir on Adam Bros.Farming,Inc.farm,which was identified in traceback.

CDC is advising that consumers not eat any romaine lettuce harvested from Monterey,San Benito,and Santa Barbara counties in the Central Coastal growing regions of northern and central California.FDA continues its investigation of farms identified in traceback.

Laboratory analysis indicates that the illnesses reported in this outbreak are genetically related to illnesses reported in a previous E.coli outbreak from December 2017 that affected consumers in both Canada and the U.S.This tells us that the same strain of E.coli is causing illness in Canada and the US as was seen in 2017 and it suggests there may be a reoccurring source of contamination.Investigators are using evidence collected in both outbreaks to help identify the possible cause of the contamination in these events.Twenty-five people infected with the outbreak strain of STEC O157:H7 were reported from 15 states. Illnesses started on dates ranging from November 5,2017 to December 12,2017. Nine people were 万博万博棋牌hospitalized,including two people who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome,a type of kidney failure.One death was reported from California.

In December 2017,thePublic Health Agency of Canada(PHAC) investigated an outbreak of STEC O157:H7 infections in several provinces linked to romaine lettuce. In total,there were 42 cases of E.coli O157 illness reported in five eastern provinces: Ontario (8),Quebec (15),New Brunswick (5),Nova Scotia (1),and Newfoundland and Labrador (13).Individuals became sick in November and early December 2017.Seventeen individuals were 万博万博棋牌hospitalized.One individual died.Individuals who became ill were between the ages of 3 and 85 years of age.The majority of cases (74%) were female.

Total Sick – 350
万博万博棋牌Hospitalized – 162
Kidney Failure – 31
Deaths – 7

In 2017 in Canada,a total,of 42 cases of E.coli O157 illness were reported in five eastern provinces: Ontario (8),Quebec (15),New Brunswick (5),Nova Scotia (1),Newfoundland and Labrador (13).Seventeen individuals were 万博万博棋牌hospitalized.One individual died.Individuals who became ill were between the ages of 3 and 85 years of age.The majority of cases (74%) were female.

In 2017 in the United States,25 people infected with the outbreak strain of STEC O157: H7 had been reported from 15 states.Ill people ranged in age from 1 to 95 years,with a median age of 26.Among ill people,67% were female.Nine ill people were 万博万博棋牌hospitalized,including two people who developed the hemolytic uremic syndrome.One death was reported from California.

In the Spring of 2018 in Canada,there were eight Canadian illnesses of E.coli O157 with a similar genetic fingerprint to illnesses reported in the U.S.investigation.

In the United States as of June 27,2018,210 people infected with the outbreak strain of E.coli O157: H7 were reported from 36 states.Ill people ranged in age from 1 to 88 years,with a median age of 28.Sixty-seven percent of ill people were female.Of 201 people with information available,96 (48%) were 万博万博棋牌hospitalized,including 27 people who developed the hemolytic uremic syndrome.Five deaths were reported from Arkansas,California,Minnesota (2),and New York.

In Canada,as of November 23,2018,there had been 22 confirmed cases of E.coli illness investigated in Ontario (4),Quebec (17),and New Brunswick (1).Eight individuals were 万博万博棋牌hospitalized,and one individual suffered from the hemolytic-uremic syndrome.Individuals who became ill were between 5 and 93 years of age.The cases are evenly distributed among male and female individuals.

As of today,forty-three people infected with the outbreak strain of Shiga toxin-producing E.coli O157:H7 have been reported from 12 states.Illnesses started on dates ranging from October 8,2018 to October 31,2018.Sixteen people have been 万博万博棋牌hospitalized,including one person who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome,a type of kidney failure.

Epidemiologic and traceback evidence from the United States and Canada indicates that romaine lettuce harvested from the Central Coastal growing regions of northern and central California is a likely source of the outbreak.

Ill people in this outbreak were infected with E.coli bacteria with the same DNA fingerprint as the E.coli strain isolated from ill people in a 2017 outbreak linked to leafy greens in the United States and to romaine lettuce in Canada.The current outbreak is not related to a spring 2018 multistate outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 infections linked to romaine lettuce.

CDC is advising that consumers not eat any romaine lettuce harvested from the Central Coastal growing regions of northern and central California.No common grower,supplier,distributor,or brand of romaine lettuce has been identified.

Thirty-two people infected with the outbreak strain of Shiga toxin-producingE.coliO157:H7 have been reported from 11 states.

Illnesses started on dates ranging from October 8,2018 to October 31,2018.

Thirteen people were 万博万博棋牌hospitalized,including one person who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome,a type of kidney failure.No deaths have been reported.

ThePublic Health Agency of Canadahas identified 18 ill people infected with the same DNA fingerprint ofE.coliO157:H7 bacteria in two Canadian provinces: Ontario and Quebec.

Epidemiologic evidencefrom the United States and Canada indicates that romaine lettuce is a likely source of the outbreak.

Ill people in this outbreak were infected withE.colibacteria with the same DNA fingerprint as theE.colistrain isolated from ill people in a 2017 outbreak linked toleafy greensin the United States and toromaine lettuce in Canada.The current outbreak is not related to a recent multistate outbreak ofE.coliO157:H7 infections linked toromaine lettuce.

CDC is advising that consumers do not eat any romaine lettuce because no common grower,supplier,distributor,or brand of romaine lettuce has been identified.

In 2017,the CDC,several states,and the U.S.Food and Drug Administration(FDA) investigated a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producingEscherichia coliO157:H7 (STEC O157:H7) infections.

Twenty-five people infected with the outbreak strain of STEC O157:H7 were reported from 15 states.

Illnesses started on dates ranging from November 5,2017 to December 12,2017.

Nine people were 万博万博棋牌hospitalized,including two people who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome,a type of kidney failure.One death was reported from California.

In December 2017,thePublic Health Agency of Canada(PHAC) investigated an outbreak of STEC O157:H7 infections in several provinces linked to romaine lettuce.

Seewww.fair-safety.com

Utah public health officials are investigating an increase in Shiga toxin-producingEscherichia coli(STEC) infections across the state.While the source of these infections has not been identified,several ill individuals reported visiting petting zoos,corn mazes,and farms.

从10月1日,2018,20 cases of STEC have been reported along the Wasatch Front and in the Central and Southwestern regions of Utah.Cases range in age from 10 months to 71 years old.Eleven cases are younger than 18.Six people were 万博万博棋牌hospitalized and no deaths have been reported."For the past five years,Utah has averaged about 13 cases of STEC during the month of October,"said Kenneth Davis,epidemiologist with the Utah Department of Health (UDOH)."An average of 113 STEC cases and 25 hospitalizations are reported each year in Utah.This increase in October is higher than normally expected,"said Davis.UDOH is working with Utah's local health departments to investigate the illnesses and determine the source of infection.

E.coliis a bacteria spread by consuming contaminated food or water,unpasteurized (raw) milk,manbetx棋牌游戏contact with cattle,or manbetx棋牌游戏contact with the feces of infected people.People visiting petting zoos and areas where cattle have been are at greater risk of contractingE.coli,especially if they are not practicing good hand hygiene.Symptoms usually appear 3–4 days after exposure and can vary,but often include severe stomach cramps,diarrhea (often bloody),and vomiting.Most people get better within 5–7 days,but some infections are severe or even life-threatening.Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS),a type of kidney failure,is a potentially life-threatening complication ofE.coliinfection.Very young children and the elderly are more likely to develop severe illness and kidney failure than others,but even healthy,older children and young adults can become seriously ill.

Practicing good hand hygiene is one of the best ways to reduce your chance of getting and spreadingE.coliinfection.Always wash your hands:

  • Before and after preparing or eating food
  • After using the bathroom or changing diapers
  • After touching or being around animals or places where animal feces may be present (e.g.,farms,petting zoos,fairs,corn mazes,or even your own backyard)

Other protective measures include:

  • Stay home from school or work while you have diarrhea.Most people can return to work or school when they no longer have diarrhea,but special precautions are necessary for food handlers,healthcare workers,and childcare providers and attendees.Check with your employer before returning to work,and check with your child's child care center before resuming child care.
  • Follow the four steps to food safety when preparing food: clean,separate,cook,and chill.
  • Avoid raw (unpasteurized) milk,unpasteurized dairy products,and unpasteurized juices (such as fresh apple cider).
  • Don't swallow water when swimming and when playing in lakes,ponds,streams,swimming pools,backyard"kiddie"pools,and splash parks.

manbetx棋牌游戏Contact your healthcare provider if you have diarrhea that lasts for more than three days,or is accompanied by high fever,blood in the stool,or so much vomiting that you cannot keep liquids down and you pass very little urine. Antibiotics should not be used to treat this infection.There is no evidence that treatment with antibiotics is helpful,and taking antibiotics may increase the risk of HUS.Antidiarrheal agents may also increase that risk.

As of September 19,2018,18 people infected with the outbreak strain of E.coli O26 were reported from 4 states – Colorado (10),Florida (15),Massachusetts (1) and Tennessee (1).Illnesses started on dates ranging from July 5,2018 to July 25,2018.Ill people ranged in age from one year to 75,with a median age of 16.Sixty-seven percent of ill people were male.Of 18 people with information available,6 (33%) were 万博万博棋牌hospitalized,including one person who died in Florida.

Epidemiologic,laboratory,and traceback evidence indicates that ground beef from Cargill Meat Solutions was a likely source of this outbreak.

In interviews,ill people answered questions about the foods they ate and other exposures in the week before they became ill.Fourteen (100%) of 14 people interviewed reported eating ground beef.Ill people purchased ground beef from several different grocery stores,including Publix Super Markets,Inc.

USDA-FSIS conducted traceback investigations from stores where ill people reported buying ground beef.Initial information collected from ill people in Florida indicated that the ground beef was purchased from various Publix grocery stores.On August 30,2018,Publix Super Markets,Inc. recalled ground chuck products sold in several Florida counties.

Further traceback investigation by USDA-FSIS identified Cargill Meat Solutions in Fort Morgan,Colorado as the source of the contaminated ground beef linked to illness,including the recalled ground beef sold at Publix stores in Florida.On September 19,2018,Cargill Meat Solutions recalled ground beef products that were produced and packaged on June 21,2018.Products are labeled with the establishment number"EST.86R"inside the USDA mark of inspection.The products were shipped to retailers nationwide.

Laboratory testing identified the outbreak strain of E.coli O26 in leftover ground beef collected from the home of one ill person in Florida.WGS analysis showed that the E.coli O26 strain identified in the leftover ground beef was highly related genetically to the E.coli O26 strain isolated from ill people.

Prior E.coli outbreak in 2009 and recall in 2013.

The Department of Health cautioned consumers today to be aware of the risks of drinking raw milk especially for infants and young children,older adults,pregnant women,and people with weakened immune systems.

"Raw milk doesn't go through the pasteurization process where harmful germs and bacteria are destroyed.This puts infants,young children,the elderly,pregnant women and those with a weakened immune system at a greater risk of illness when they drink it,"said Dr.Scott Lindquist,Washington state communicable disease epidemiologist.

Lab results recently confirmed a child under 5 years old from Island County and resident in their 70s of Clallam County became ill with an E.coli infection after drinking Dungeness Valley Creamery raw milk.

E.coli infections may cause severe diarrhea,stomach cramps and bloody stool.Symptoms generally appear three to four days after exposure,but can take up to nine days to appear.In some cases,the infection causes a serious disease resulting in kidney failure.

Individuals who have any of these symptoms after consuming raw milk should consult their health care provider and notify their local health departments.

In 2009 an outbreak was linked to the consumption of raw,unpasteurized,whole milk produced by theDungeness Valley Creamery.There were a total of three cases.There were two E.coli strains implicated.One strain was confirmed and was E.coli O121.The other strain was suspected and was E.coli O157:H7.Raw milk was legal to sell and buy in Washington,provided the dairy underwent a series of inspections and was licensed.This dairy had been licensed since 2006.

In 2013,the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is warned consumers not to drinkDungeness Valley Creamerybrand raw Jersey whole milk,raw Jersey skim milk,and raw Jersey cream because the products may be contaminated with Escherichia coli bacteria (E.coli) that can cause serious illness.

Dungeness Valley Creamery raw Jersey cream,raw Jersey whole milk and raw Jersey skim milk with any Best Buy dates of 03/02 or later may be contaminated.The firm sells its products in gallon,half gallon,quart and pint containers.Today's health alert includes all container sizes of the unpasteurized milk products.

The health alert is being initiated after routine sampling by WSDA found toxin-producing E.coli in a sample of raw cream.Based in Sequim,the Dungeness Valley Creamery and WSDA are continuing their investigation into the source of the problem.Currently,no human illnesses have been linked with these products.

Some strains of E.coli produce a toxin called Shiga toxin that can lead to severe illness.Shiga toxin-producing E.coli infections may cause severe diarrhea,stomach cramps,and bloody stool.Symptoms generally appear three to four days after exposure,but can take as long as nine days to appear.Anyone experiencing these symptoms should manbetx棋牌游戏contact a health care provider.

The infection sometimes causes hemolytic uremic syndrome,a serious disease in which red blood cells are destroyed and the kidneys fail.Infants,children,pregnant women,the elderly and those with compromised immune systems are especially at risk.

According to the Dungeness Valley Creamery website,the firm's products are sold at the following retail locations:
• Bainbridge Island: Real Foods;Pan D'Amore;Walt's Lynwood Center Market
• Bothell: Tru Health
• Bremerton: CJ's Evergreen General Store;Fresh Local
• Federal Way: Marlene's Market & Deli
• Issaquah: Front Street Red Apple
• Longview: Country village Nutrition Shoppe
• Olympia: Olympia Food Co-op East;Olympia Food Co-op West
• Port Angeles: Country Aire;Good To Go
• Port Townsend: Port Townsend Food Co-op
• Poulsbo: Abundantly Green
• Seattle: Madison Market;My Asia's Essentials;Pike Place Market Creamery
• Sequim: Sequim Prairie Grange;Red Rooster Grocery;Sunny Farms Farm Store
• Tacoma: Marlene's Market & Deli
• Vancouver: Chuck's Produce;Neighbors Market