BBQ Staple Could Be Contaminated with Rare E. Coli

the MPR take:

Clinical features of Shiga toxin-producing Escheria coli (STEC) 0157:H7 infection include:

  • Illness from 2–8 days (average of 3–4 days) after swallowing organism
  • Symptoms include diarrhea (often bloody) and abdominal cramps
  • Recovery usually occurs within a week
Some illnesses may last longer and can be more severe, resulting in hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). HUS is most common in children <5 years of age, older adults, and immunocompromised individuals. Symptoms can include fever, abdominal pain, pale skin tone, fatigue and irritability, small, unexplained bruises or bleeding from the nose and mouth, and decreased urination. STEC is usually diagnosed via stool sample testing.

BBQ Staple Could Be Contaminated with Rare E. Coli
BBQ Staple Could Be Contaminated with Rare E. Coli
If you're planning to throw some burgers on the grill or munch on some hummus this holiday weekend, you may want to look closely at the packaging. The recalled Angus Steak burgers and ground beef patties came from Wolverine Packing Co. Nearly 15,000 pounds of hummus products sold at Trader Joe's, Target and Giant Eagle stores were voluntarily recalled due to a possible risk of listeria discovered by Texas health officials.

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