E. Coli Fatality in Recent Outbreak
A deadly strain of the E. Coli 0145 virus is to blame for recent serious illnesses across the United States. This strain has unfortunately already caused the death of a 21 month old child in Louisiana. According to the Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention, there have been fourteen cases of people infected with this strain of E. Coli 0145.
As of right now, an investigation is ongoing as to how the infected persons came into contact with the virus. It is unknown if the virus is being contracted through a food source or a non-food source. Health officials will determine the source through interviews with persons affected by this virus, asking them specific questions as to which foods they consumed or possible carriers they came into contact with. Once they establish a common source between the parties they will have a better idea as to the cause of the outbreak.
E. Coli Contamination and Contraction
E. Coli can be contracted from a variety of different foods including meats, fruits and vegetables. It can also be contracted through water that has not been disinfected or contact with feces of an infected person or animal.
If you have any questions about an E.Coli outbreak in your state or if you or a family member have been affected by E.Coli 0145, please contact Mazow|McCullough, PC immediately for a free consultation and to learn more about your legal options. You can contact us at (978) 744-8000 or [email protected].
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