Pure Eire Dairy in Washington state has closed down for good. State officials linked the dairy to an outbreak of E. Coli infections beginning in May.

As of June 24 there were 17 confirmed patients in the outbreak. Ten of the patients are younger than 10 years old. Ten of the 17 patients have had such severe symptoms they had to be admitted to hospitals. The Washington health department has not released the ages of those who have hospitalized.

Of the 17 outbreak patients, four have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a type of kidney failure that can be fatal.
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Another person has been confirmed infected in an E. Coli O157 outbreak linked to organic yogurt from Pure Eire Dairy in Washington state.

Officials with the Washington Department of Health have not released details about the patient, except to say that the person lives in Arizona and is considered a “secondary” case.

Investigations by the Washington health department and the state agricultural department are ongoing. The state health department announced the outbreak on May 12.

The newly confirmed patient is the third person in Arizona to be declared part of the outbreak. All three are considered secondary patients because they
Continue Reading Patient list continues to grow in E. coli outbreak linked to organic yogurt

Another child has been added to the list of patients in an E. Coli outbreak linked to local, organic yogurt. Some production at the implicated dairy, Pure Eire, remains shut down.

The Washington Department of Health reported to Food Safety News that the state has confirmed 16 people are sick. Ten have had such severe symptoms that they had to be admitted to hospitals. Four of the patients have developed Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a type of kidney failure that can be fatal. Ten of the patients are zero to 9 years old.

There are two confirmed patients in Arizona
Continue Reading Another patient confirmed in E. coli outbreak linked to local, organic yogurt

State officials report they have not found E. coli in samples tested in relation to an outbreak linked to Pure Eire Dairy in Washington.

Fifteen people are confirmed sick, including nine who have been hospitalized. Four children have developed the potentially deadly kidney complication known as hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). Most patients reported eating organic yogurt from the local dairy.

A spokesman from the Washington Department of Agriculture told Food Safety News today that the investigation is ongoing and more testing is likely.

“It’s important to note that testing samples does not always reveal the presence of E. coli,
Continue Reading State reports no E. coli found yet in investigation of dairy linked to outbreak

An E. coli outbreak linked to locally produced organic yogurt is growing, with 15 people now confirmed infected. Eleven of the patients are children.

Washington State health officials report nine of the patients have required hospitalization and four have developed the potentially deadly kidney complication known as hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). No deaths have been reported as of the health department’s May 26 update.

“The outbreak is likely linked to PCC Community Market brand yogurt produced by Pure Eire Dairy,” according to the update and information previously reported by state and local officials. The dairy also produces organic yogurt
Continue Reading More added to patient list in E. coli outbreak tied to organic yogurt

More patients are being identified by investigators working on an E. coli O157 outbreak that has been limited to Washington State. However, today Arizona officials confirmed there is a child in that state with an infection from the same strain of the pathogen.

There are 11 confirmed patients in Washington in the outbreak linked to locally produced organic yogurt sold by Pure Eire Dairy. Another three probable patients are from the Moses Lake area in Adams County, WA. Teresa McCallion of the Washington Department of Health said it is not unusual for counties and local health departments to know of
Continue Reading Additional patients identified in outbreak tied to organic yogurt; one in Arizona

Washington State public health officials today announced a likely link between PCC Community Market brand organic yogurt and an E. Coli outbreak that is hitting children hard. The yogurt is produced by Pure Eire Dairy.

“The outbreak now includes 11 confirmed cases, including six children under the age of 10, infected with bacteria that have been genetically linked. Counties with cases include Benton (1), King (8), Snohomish (1) and Walla Walla (1). Seven people have been hospitalized. Three people have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a serious complication,” according to a statement this morning from the Washington Department of Health.

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