Bug may be strain linked to 7 states
By Rodrique Ngowi
Associated Press / August 5, 2008
Source of Article: http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2008/08/05/mass_scrutinizes_6_cases_of_e_coli/
Federal and state health officials are
investigating the cases of six people in
At least five of the
The E. coli strain can get into meat through improper butchering and processing. It produces a particular type of toxin that causes severe bleeding and diarrhea - and has been associated with kidney damage in young children, kidney failure, and fatalities.
A source of the
Testing of samples collected from several stores will be conducted this week, the public health department said in a statement.
Nebraska Beef Ltd. of
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed 49 cases in Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, Ohio, and Utah.
Symptoms of E. coli infection include stomach cramps and watery diarrhea that may turn bloody within one to three days.
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