Food poisoning scare in eastern
SAND SPRINGS -- The food poisoning scare in eastern
Source of Article: http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=20090172&BRD=2754&PAG=461&dept_id=574071&rfi=6
The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is
investigating an outbreak of severe diarrheal illness among residents of
bacteria E. Coli is considered a likely candidate.
At least 14 cases have been hospitalized and 20 or more potential cases are under investigation. One person, a 26-year-old man from Pryor has died.
Disease investigators from the OSDH, Tulsa Health Department, and several northeastern
No source has been identified.
State public health laboratory officials are conducting confirmatory testing of specimens to try to determine the diagnosis.
Persons who have become ill are from a number of communities, including Sand Springs, Bixby, Pryor, Locust Grove,
Signs and symptoms of these cases include diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, vomiting, and severe abdominal cramping. Fever is generally mild to absent. Persons who believe they have symptoms of this illness should contact their health care provider immediately.
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