World CDC investigating E. coli outbreak possibly tied to raw cake batter
Monkeypox in US: CDC monitoring 200 people in 27 states, other countries
While the delta variant and other issues have the coronavirus gaining renewed attention, U.S. health officials are also watching for signs of a possible outbreak of monkeypox, according to a report. Following an initial report of a patient being treated for monkeypox in Texas after arriving there from Nigeria earlier this month, officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are now monitoring more than 200 individuals who may have had contact with the traveler, WVLA-TV of Baton Rouge, Louisiana reported.
The Centers for Disease Control has launched an investigation after several people haveacross multiple states with a strain of E. coli.
According to the government agency, theis likely tied to the consumption of raw cake batter. Interviews with infected individuals have not tied the outbreak to a single brand, however.
Afrom the CDC states that, as of July 27, 16 people have been infected with a strain of E. coli across 12 states. The first illness occurred on February 26 of this year, and the most recent occurred on June 21.
Out of the known infected people, seven have been hospitalized. The infected range in age from 2 to 73 years old.
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The CDC believes that the number of sick people is likely higher, as it’s possible for people to get infected but simply recover on their own without seeking medical help. Also, more recent illnesses may not have been included in the numbers since it can take up to a month to tie an infection with a specific outbreak.
In the press release, the CDC advises against eating raw cake batter, since it can contain harmful bacteria. This includes both homemade batter and batter that’s been made from a mix. This bacteria will normally be killed when the batter is properly baked or cooked.
As part of the investigation, public health officials are interviewing infected individuals about the foods that they ate in the week before they got sick. Of those interviewed, six have reported that they ate raw cake batter made from a mix, although they were not all from the same brand.
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