Disease numbers: Connecticut (2), Idaho (4), Missouri (1), New Jersey (6), Ohio (1), Pennsylvania (2) and Washington (1).
The CDC, several United States, the US Food and Drug Administration. UU and the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the US Department of Agriculture. UU are investigating a multi-stage outbreak of Shiga toxin production E. coli infections O157: H7. This investigation includes E. coli O157: H7 infections recently reported by the New Jersey Department of Health. The diseases reported by researchers in New Jersey also included sick people who underwent a diagnostic test that showed they were infected with E. coli bacteria. Laboratory tests are being carried out to link their diseases to the outbreak using DNA fingerprints. Some people may not be included in the CDC case count because there are no bacterial isolates available for DNA fingerprinting necessary to link them to the outbreak.
As of April 9, 2018, 17 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157: H7 have been reported in 7 states. The 7 states are: Connecticut (2), Idaho (4), Missouri (1), New Jersey (6), Ohio (1), Pennsylvania (2) and Washington (1). The diseases began on dates that go from March 22, 2018 to March 31, 2018. Sick people are between 12 and 84 years of age, with an average age of 41 years. Among the sick people, 65% are women. Six sick people have been hospitalized, including one person who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure. No deaths have been reported.
The investigation is still ongoing, and no specific source of food products, grocery stores or restaurant chains has been identified as a source of infection. State and local public health officials interviewed sick people to determine what they ate and other exposures the week before their illness.
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