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Published On: Fri, Aug 9th, 2013

E.coli outbreak linked to Federico’s eclipse 50 cases

In an update from a report Tuesday, the Maricopa County Departments of Public Health and Environmental Services says the  E. coli O157 outbreak linked to a  Litchfield Park, Ariz. restaurant has increased to 52 cases.

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This is up from 33 cases just a few days ago.

 

At least  18 people required hospitalization, with some patients experiencing kidney failure.

The outbreak has been linked to Federico’s Mexican Restaurant located at 13132 W Camelback.

Health officials say they’re still working to determine the source of contamination at the restaurant, and that the owners were cooperating fully with the investigation.

 

The restaurant voluntarily closed for three days to clean all of the surfaces and bring in new food, and has since reopened.

E. coli are bacteria that normally live in the intestines of humans and animals. Although most strains of this bacteria are harmless, several are known to produce toxins that can cause diarrhea. One particular E. coli strain called 0157:H7 can cause severe diarrhea and kidney damage.

People infected by E. coli 0157:H7 can develop a range of symptoms. Some infected people may have mild diarrhea or no symptoms at all. Most identified cases develop severe diarrhea and abdominal cramps. Blood is often seen in the stool. Usually little or no fever is present.

Children and the elderly are more likely to develop serious complications like hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).

Most people recover without specific treatment in five to 10 days. Antibiotics should not be used for the treatment of E. coli 0157:H7 infection. Studies have shown that some antibiotics may increase the risk of complications.

 

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