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Old 06-09-2012, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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"The death of an infant in New Orleans last week has been linked to at least 10 other cases of E. coli illness in Georgia, Florida, Louisiana and Alabama (and Tennessee). The largest cluster of five sickened people, ranging in age from 18 to 52, is centered in Atlanta, home to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Maelan Elizabeth Graffagnini was 21 months old when she died last Thursday at a hospital in New Orleans. Two others in the New Orleans area were also recently stricken by the same strain of E. coli, known as 0145."

E. coli O145 Outbreak in Tennessee, Louisiana, Georgia, Alabama and Florida : Food Poison Journal : Food Poisoning Lawyer & Attorney : Bill Marler : Marler Clark

They still don't know what all of the people have in common. Should be easier to figure out with a 21 month old kid in the mix. Obviously, a 21 month old doesn't eat a lot of things adults eat (or drink). Any thoughts?
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:14 PM
 
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Thanks for the info. I saw this on tv and was wondering where the source would be. I live in TN, so I'll be listening for any news on it.
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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There is someone sick in Tennessee but it is not from the same strain.

The death of an infant in New Orleans last week has been linked to at least 10 other cases of E. coli illness in Georgia, Florida, Louisiana and Alabama. The largest cluster of five sickened people, ranging in age from 18 to 52, is centered in Atlanta, home to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In an unrelated case, a 6-year-old boy in Millbury, Mass., died last week from kidney failure caused by E. coli. Massachusetts health officials said scientists have determined his illness was not caused by the same strain of E. coli as the clusters in the South.

Officials in Tennessee said a recent E. coli case in that state was also unconnected.


Scary and puzzling all the same.

They are saying to be careful of vegetables and especially sprouts. Not that they are the cause, though.

E. Coli Outbreak: Officials in Race Against Time to Stop Spread - ABC News
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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In the recent cases I remember hearing about, it was ground beef, green onions, sprouts and swimming in water with the bacterium in it.

They're saying this is a new strain?

Between this and the flesh-eating virus, I guess I'll just stay inside for the rest of the summer.

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