September 25, 2016

E. coli O157 Outbreak at Fulton County Indiana Daycare

The Fulton County Health Department has issued a statement about an E. coli O157 outbreak among children in a local daycare. All  confirmed cases being investigated are associated with the same daycare facility. At least two children are hospitalized as a result of their illnesses. Children who attend school or daycare who are sick with a diarrheal illness should stay home until they are completely well. If a child has an E. coli infection, they must have two negative stool tests and be symptom-free before returning to daycare of school. In addition, adults with E. coli O157 infections who work in health care settings or food service should stay home and not go to work when they are ill. E. coli O157 is a contagious illness that causes severe watery and/or bloody diarrhea. … [Read more...]

E. coli Outbreak at Indiana Daycare

An E. coli outbreak at an Indiana daycare has sickened several children, according to WDNU-TV. The Fulton and Wabash County Health Departments and Indiana State Department of Health are working together to investigate the outbreak which may include a fatality. In June, an E. coli outbreak at the Learning Vine daycare center in South Carolina sickened 14 children, one of whom died. E.coli attorneys Eric Hageman and Ryan Osterholm, of the national food safety law firm PritzkerOlsen, are filing a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the family whose 2-year old boy died. About 10 percent of children who contract E. coli infections develop a severe complication called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) which  leads to kidney failure. HUS can also cause seizure, stroke, coma and death. … [Read more...]

Kids Sickened with Food Poisoning at Montgomery, AL Daycare

More than 30 children have been hospitalized with possible food poisoning at the Sunnyside Child Care Center on Norman Bridge Road in Montgomery, Alabama, according to AlabamaNews.net. The children have been suffering from vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramps. Some children must remain at the hospital overnight tonight at Baptist South for monitoring. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tom Miller said lab work is being conducted to determine what caused the illnesses. First impressions is that contaminated food may have been served at the daycare. Other news reports are that more than 60 children have been taken to emergency rooms with food poisoning symptoms. The hospital has opened a unit just for these children, according to the Montgomery Advertiser. Some children were taken to the … [Read more...]

Now 11 Sick with E. coli At The Learning Vine Daycare in SC

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has updated their investigation into the Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) outbreak at The Learning Vine daycare in Greenwood county. Now 11 cases have been confirmed. The cases are of people who went to the daycare and their family members. As of today, June 13, 2014, 194 test results are negative for STEC. The three new lab-confirmed cases are people who had diarrhea, or were asymptomatic, but are now symptom-free. There is "no evidence of ongoing transmission related to this investigation, and there has been no new onset of illness in students or staff of the daycare since June 1, 2015," according to the report. The childcare center has been cleared to re-open. The Learning Vine has met conditions of the public … [Read more...]

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