No source has been found for an E. coli outbreak that sickened more than a dozen people and claimed the life of a toddler, according to the final report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report, published July 20, lists the final number of people sickened by the outbreak [...]
Three out of 110 samples tested positive for strains of E. coli since a new testing program took effect in June.
The samples were taken during routine testing and were tested for seven strains of Shiga-toxin producing E. coli, or STECs, including E. coli O157:H7, and the non- O157 strains O26, O45, [...]
A new confirmed case of E. coli O145 in Louisiana brings the number sickened in the recent outbreak up to 15 as investigators still search for a cause.
The symptoms for the latest confirmed case began at the end of April, the same time period as the other cases linked to the [...]
Investigators still are searching for the source of an outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) in six states that led to the death of a 21-month-old Louisiana girl.
So far, 14 people have been confirmed to be infected with E. coli O145. Of those, three people were hospitalized and one, a [...]
Health officials in four southern states are trying to find the source of an E. coli outbreak that has sickened 11 people so far.
The outbreak also has claimed the life of a 21-month-old girl in New Orleans, where two other people also were sickened by the same strain of E. coli [...]