E. coli Lawyer Update: CDC Reports E. coli Outbreak Linked to Raw Cake Mix Batter.

For more information on the E.coli O121 outbreak linked to cake mix, to speak to an E. coli Lawyer, or inquire about an E. coli Lawsuit, call 1-888-335-4901.

E. coli Lawyer Update: CDC Reports E. coli Outbreak Linked to Raw Cake Mix Batter. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have announced a new outbreak of E. coli O121 linked to cake mix on July 28, 2021. The outbreak was only recently announced, but sixteen cases have already been reported from twelve different states. Of the reported cases seven required hospitalization due to the severity of their condition, one of the hospitalized cases has even developed a type of Kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). According to the CDC, no one brand of cake mix has been linked to the outbreak at this time.

In their investigation report of the E. coli O121 outbreak, the CDC stated that they first began receiving reports of illnesses linked to the outbreak back in late February of 2021. After the first two reports states, began to steadily report more and more cases with the most recent one being reported on June 26, 2021. According to the CDC, 100% of the reported cases are females from the age of 2 to 73. With the number of cases still increasing the CDC believes that the number of ill people in the outbreak is most likely higher than the number of cases reported thus far.

The CDC stated that through whole-genome sequencing (WGS) they have been able to discover that the bacteria from the reported case’s samples are closely related genetically, which would indicate that the people in this outbreak likely got sick from the same food. State and local public health officials interviewed eight of the affected people and at least six reported tasting or eating raw batter made with a cake mix. Unfortunately, since the people interviewed reported buying different varieties and brands of cake mix no one product has been linked to the outbreak.

Health officials are advising consumers to avoid eating raw cake batter whether it is made from a mix or homemade since it can contain harmful bacteria when it’s raw. Individuals who have eaten raw cake batter and are experiencing symptoms of E. coli should consider contacting medical health care providers as they are able to. Ron Simon, a National E. coli Lawyer, stated: 

“E. coli symptoms manifest after an incubation period of 1 to 10 days; however, in the vast majority of cases, symptoms appear between 3 and 4 days after exposure. Individuals most commonly experience watery non-bloody diarrhea as the first symptom of infection. Severe abdominal cramping often accompanies the onset of diarrhea. Subsequently, stools often turn visibly bloody.”

For more information on the E.coli O121 outbreak linked to cake mix, to speak to an E. coli Lawyer, or inquire about an E. coli Lawsuit, call 1-888-335-4901.

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