December 8, 2019

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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