hemolytic uremic syndrome

Swedish authorities are investigating a national outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 with at least 50 cases.

Folkhälsomyndigheten (Public Health Agency) and Livsmedelsverket (National Food Agency) said it appears to be one of the biggest outbreaks of infections from the potentially deadly pathogen that the country has ever had. Sweden usually records about 30 to 50…

French officials have allowed a dairy company to resume operations at a site linked to a deadly E. coli outbreak earlier this year. 

The dairy, Chabert, was permitted to restart the marketing of raw milk reblochon cheese from its site in Cruseilles, a town in the Haute-Savoie department of the country, last week.

Fifteen children

Investigators in France have confirmed a link between the cases of several children with a disease that destroys blood-clotting cells, causes low red blood counts and kidney failure and the consumption of cheese made with raw milk.

The investigations carried out by Santé Publique France have confirmed an epidemiological link between these cases and the…

A new caution notice from the U.S. Department of Agriculture this week warns of the health risks of kibbeh, a Middle Eastern and North African dish traditionally prepared with beef or lamb combined with raw onion, cracked wheat and spices.

“Although there are some versions of the dish that are baked or fried — such…

Were it not for his drinking raw milk, a 3-year-old Australian boy who died in 2014 would very likely still be alive to this day. That much has been known since the inquiry by Coroner’s Solicitor Rebecca Cohen.

With the publishing of findings by Coroner Audrey Jamieson, those findings became final and official on Nov.…

At age 3, Jubilee Combs had to spend three weeks in the hospital and undergo dialysis treatments after contracting an E. coli infection fro drinking unpasteurized raw milk.
At age 3, Jubilee Combs had to spend three weeks in the hospital and undergo dialysis treatments after contracting an E. coli infection fro drinking unpasteurized raw milk.

“I don’t know where to stick her; she doesn’t have any veins left.”

That’s a medical specialist talking as she examined 3-year-old Jubilee…

Two young Washington state girls are hospitalized with complications from E. coli infection and their school has been temporarily closed for cleaning. One of the girls has reportedly developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a serious kidney condition linked to E. coli infection. Health officials said the source of their exposure to Shiga toxin-producing E. coli…

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-images-carnival-rides-games-fair-image25309294The North Dakota Department of Health is investigating a possible cluster of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) infections in eastern North Dakota. Three cases have been reported, all of whom are younger than 18 years of age, and all of whom reported attending the Red River Valley Fair in West Fargo, ND, which was held…

September has proven to be a tragic month in terms of E. coli infecting children. At the beginning of the month, two young girls in the Pacific Northwest died from unrelated E. coli O157:H7 infections. First, the bacteria took the life of 4-year-old Oregonian Serena Profitt on Sept. 8, and then, days later, 3-year-old Brooklyn