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Health & FitE. coli outbreak: Ground beef is responsible, CDC says

23:40  12 april  2019
23:40  12 april  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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Ground beef is the food responsible for a mystery E . coli outbreak involving 109 cases of illness in six states, according to preliminary evidence, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.

© Marko Crnoglavac / EyeEm/Getty Images Ground beef is the food responsible for a mystery E . coli outbreak involving 109 cases of illness in six states Mystery E . coli outbreak expands, 96 people sickened in 5 states, CDC says . More people are sick from a multistate E . coli outbreak from an

E. coli outbreak: Ground beef is responsible, CDC says© Marko Crnoglavac / EyeEm/Getty Images Ground beef is the food responsible for a mystery E. coli outbreak involving 109 cases of illness in six states, according to preliminary evidence, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.

"Ill people in this outbreak report eating ground beef at home and in restaurants," the CDC said in its outbreak update.

No single supplier, distributor or brand has been identified as the source of the outbreak. Therefore, no recall has been issued, and the CDC is not recommending that consumers avoid ground beef at this time or that restaurants stop serving it.

Mystery E. coli outbreak expands, 96 people sickened in 5 states, CDC says

Mystery E. coli outbreak expands, 96 people sickened in 5 states, CDC says More people are sick from a multistate E. coli outbreak from an unknown source, the CDC said Tuesday. The agency reported 24 additional cases. A source or food item has not been identified. Federal health officials are continuing to investigate.

Ground beef is the food responsible for a mystery E . coli outbreak involving 109 cases of illness in six states, according to preliminary evidence, the US Centers for Disease Control “Ill people in this outbreak report eating ground beef at home and in restaurants,” the CDC said in its outbreak update.

An E . coli outbreak affecting 109 people in six states has been traced back to ground beef as the likely source, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) said . "A total of 109 people infected with the outbreak strain of E . coli O103 have been reported from six states," the CDC.

Illnesses are now being reported in six states: Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and Indiana.

That's one more state and 13 more illnesses since the previous update reported by the CDC on Tuesday.

As part of the investigation, 75 of those reporting illnesses have been interviewed by health investigators. Eighty-four of them reported eating ground beef in the week before their symptoms began, according to the CDC.

Symptoms include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea and vomiting. They begin, on average, three to four days after ingesting the bacteria. Most people recover in five to seven days. The first reported symptoms from this outbreak began March 2.

Seventeen patients have been hospitalized due to their illness.

Federal, state and local health officials are continuing to investigate.

In the meantime, the CDC reminds consumers to prevent E. coli by washing hands, cooking ground beef to an internal temperature of 160 degrees, as measured with a meat thermometer, and keeping foods that aren't cooked away from raw beef to prevent cross-contamination.

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America, you're grilling your burgers wrong and it could kill you.
A recent 10-state E. coli outbreak is over, but you should still practice grilling safety at your Fourth of July cookout. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention two weeks ago declared over an outbreak that sickened 209 people, mainly from March to May.  Food safety experts, consumer groups and health officials have been stressing food safety precautions since last spring and fall when recalls of ground beef and hot dogs raised concerns about E. coli contamination.

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