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E. coli Outbreak

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

e coli outbreak reported
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.
Symptoms include:
  • 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
Phoenix/Avondale – 4110 N. 108th Ave., # 101, Phoenix, AZ 85037
Surprise/Sun City – 14811 W. Bell Rd., # 100, Surprise, AZ 85254
Source:  Infection Prevention & Control Department 3/13/17