E. Coli nightmare sweeps across the US: New Jersey now battling outbreak

E. Coli nightmare sweeps across the US | Credits: BigStock
E. Coli nightmare sweeps across the US | Credits: BigStock

United States: New Jersey has been included in the list of the states that have been experiencing the outbreak linked to E. Coli, also known as Escherichia coli. The state now has one (1) confirmed case, according to the reports by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

According to the official stats shared by the health authorities of the United States, five (5) US states are dealing with outbreaks caused by E. Coli. As many as 11 cases linked to the disease have been reported in the United States.

The health authorities have mentioned that the primary cause of the infection is Raw Farm’s Raw Cheddar Cheese. Accordingly, the cheese is sold at retailers across the United States.

Which states are reporting cases linked to E. Coli?

The five (5) US states that have been reporting cases linked to E. Coli are California, Colorado, Utah, Texas, and New Jersey. Accordingly, the number of cases reported in each of the states are four confirmed cases in California, three were reported in Colorada, two were found in Utah, and one each was registered in New Jersey and Texas.

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Warning by the Food and Drug Administration!

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning regarding the consumption of the Raw Cheddar Cheese and products manufactured from it. The department has mentioned that the general public must avoid eating, selling, and serving the products.

Case details by CDC!

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the health authorities have not registered any death related to the infection. Along with this, the health agency has informed that out of the total, five (5) cases were hospitalized, and two (2) developed hemolytic uremic syndrome – a serious condition that can result in kidney failure.

What are the common symptoms experienced by an infected person?

The health authorities have mentioned that common signs and symptoms experienced by an infected individual were:

  • Severe stomach cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Nausea or vomiting.
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In this regard, the official website of the FDA outlined that the symptoms of the disease can be experienced by an individual within two to nine (2-9) days.

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