E. coli Lawyer Update: Mysterious E. coli Outbreak Linked to the Death of One Person in Washington.

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E. coli Lawyer Update: Mysterious E. coli Outbreak Linked to the Death of One Person in Washington. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a new mysterious E. coli outbreak on February 2, 2021. The information on this recent E. coli outbreak is still very limited and per the information provided by the CDC, no food source has been discovered as the culprit at this time. However, despite the unknown source of the outbreak a total of 16 illnesses have been reported as linked to the outbreak, as of the time the CDC first reported the outbreak.

The 16 reported cases linked to the outbreak were reported from five different states Washington, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Virginia, and New York. The first few cases were initially reported in late December of 2020. According to the CDC, out of the 16 cases, one death was reported from Washington, and 9 others have required hospitalization. Of those that were hospitalized due to the E. coli outbreak, three have developed kidney failure, also known as hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).

The CDC released a Twitter post on the E. coli outbreak on February 2, 2021, advising people to stay vigilant for symptoms of E. coli and to contact a healthcare provider if the symptoms start to develop. Due to the source of the outbreak being unknown at this time, the CDC has asked people who believe they are exhibiting symptoms of E. coli to write down the food they ate in the week before becoming ill, to report the illness to their local or state health department, and to answer public health officials’ questions about your illness. The CDC and partners hope to locate the source of the contamination with the help of those that are ill or are starting to become ill.

Symptoms of E. coli can vary from person to person but more commonly people diagnosed with E. coli experience high fevers, vomiting, abdominal pain, dehydration, and diarrhea which at times can be bloody. In some severe cases, people who are diagnosed with E. coli may develop a life-threatening condition hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a type of kidney failure.   According to Ron Simon, a National E. coli Lawyer:

“Clues that a person is developing HUS include decreased frequency of urination, feeling very tired, and when it is evident they are losing color in their cheeks and inside the lower eyelids. Persons with HUS should be hospitalized because their kidneys may stop working and they may develop other serious problems.  Obviously, a physician should do blood work and look at how a person’s kidneys are functioning.”

To speak to an E. coli lawyer, or to inquire about an E. coli Lawsuit, call 1-888-335-4901.

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