Alabama Surrounded by Cases in E-Coli Outbreak
No cases in Alabama
All of the states that surround Alabama have had e-coli cases reported from an outbreak apparently caused by infected chopped beef.
The CDC is tracking the reported cases:
From the CDC:
- A total of 177 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O103 have been reported from 10 states.
- Twenty-one people have been hospitalized. No cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure, have been reported. No deaths have been reported.
- Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence indicates that ground beef is the likely source of this outbreak.
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