July 22, 2024

E.coli Outbreak Victims Ate At Denver Area Jimmy John’s Stores

An E.coli outbreak has sickened eight people who ate at three Denver area Jimmy John's locations,  Fox 31 news has reported. Some of those sickened have been hospitalized, including a teenager whose friends told the station about the outbreak. Colorado health officials have not found the food item that caused the outbreak, although they strongly suspect it was produce served on the sandwiches. "Restaurants are legally responsible for illnesses caused by their food," said attorney Fred Pritzker, who recently won $4.5 million for an E. coli patient who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a severe complication that causes kidney failure and other medical problems.  Pritzker says he and his Bad Bug Law Team have won many cases against restaurants where the food source was not … [Read more...]

MN E. coli Lawyer Asks if Dehn’s Pumpkins Had Prevention Plan

E. coli HUS outbreak investigators in Minnesota are delving into the operational history at Dehn's Pumpkins to determine what prevention plans were in place to combat the well-known risk of child E. coli infections from dangerous bacteria in petting zoo settings. One of the active observers of the Dehn's outbreak is HUS attorney Fred Pritzker, whose Minneapolis-based law firm is preparing to represent victims in the area around Dayton, Minnesota. Two epidemiologists from the state health department, Carrie Klumb and Joni Scheftel, said three children have been confirmed to have matching infections of E. coli O157:H7 and one of those case patients remains hospitalized with kidney failure and HUS, or hemolytic uremic syndrome. Two additional illnesses are being evaluated as possible E. … [Read more...]

Marin County E.coli Outbreak Ends, 6 Sickened

An E. coli outbreak in Marin County, CA has ended after sickening six people, according to the latest update from the county. Public health officials declared the outbreak over after no new cases developed since  mid-September. Although health officials were unable to determine a specific food source of the outbreak, they have said there isn't an ongoing risk. “There is no ongoing risk to the public's health,” said Dr. Matt Willis, Marin County Public Health Officer. Four of  those sickened were children. Three of the case patients were residents of Tiburon, and one each was from in San Rafael, Inverness and San Anselmo. Four of the patients were children. Two adults and two children were hospitalized.  All of them have been discharged. Each year, about 265,000 Americans are … [Read more...]

E.coli, Salmonella: Ground Beef Eaten Raw, 2 Outbreaks, 8 Days

An E.coli outbreak and a Salmonella outbreak were announced within eight days. They had three things in common, both were caused by contaminated ground beef, both caused illness in people who reported eating the meat raw, and in both cases, the raw meat was prepared as a “traditional” dish, although not the same one. The raw meat dishes in these outbreaks trace their roots to Europe and the Middle East. The first outbreak, announced January 17, was a single-state E.coli outbreak in Wisconsin where three people ate a raw ground beef dish similar to steak tartare that is sometimes called “Tiger Meat.”  Raw beef and onions is popular among some Midwesterners, particularly those of German heritage. In 1994, more than 100 Wisconsinites contracted Salmonella poisoning after eating the mixture … [Read more...]

Raw Milk E. coli and HUS: Two MO Outbreaks In 10 Months

Raw milk and E.coli are making a sad combination in Missouri for the second time in 10 months. Locally produced, raw milk products are the suspected source of an E.coli outbreak in Missouri that has sickened several people. In late March, 2012 an E.coli outbreak linked to raw milk produced by Stroupe Farm in Howard County sickened 14 people in six Missouri counties: Boone, Callaway, Cooper, Howard, Jackson and Marion.  Case patients ranged in the in age from 1 to 39, a toddler was hospitalized with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a serious, sometimes fatal condition that develops with some E. coli infections. The current outbreak has affected residents in the northwest part of the state, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services. E.coli infections are the … [Read more...]

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