E. coli Outbreak Reported
157 Cases Reported so far
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli infections.
To date, 157 cases have been reported, with six people requiring hospitalization. Four of these people developed HUS (hemolytic uremic syndrome), a type of kidney failure.
Outbreak Suspected Cause
The outbreak is linked to the I. M. Healthy Brand SoyNut Better, different varieties and sizes. If you have any in your household, put in a sealed bag in the trash immediately. It is harmful to children, adults, pets or other animals.
- Diarrhea (often bloody)
- Abdominal cramps
- Usually ill from 2 – 8 days (average is 3-4 days after swallowing the germ)
- Recovery within one week
This infection is usually diagnosed by testing a stool sample.
Severe Cases Require Hospitalization
More severe cases can result in HUS – a type of kidney failure.
If you or someone you know experience the symptoms of HUS, seek immediate medical care!
- Fever, abdominal pain
- Pale skin tone
- Fatigue and irratability
- Small, unexplained bruises or bleeding from the nose and mouth
- Decreased urination.
Seek immediate medical attention. We can check your symptoms. Get checked at of our Walk-in Clinics:
Glendale/Peoria – 17218 N. 72nd Dr., Glendale AZ 85308
PH: (623) 334-8671
Source: Infection Prevention & Control Department 3/13/17