E. coli outbreak at Oregon daycare sickens 5 -call to speak to our E. coli Lawyers 

A daycare facility in Beaverton, Oregon, is experiencing an e. coli outbreak of an undetermined source. Five people have become ill with e. coli symptoms; four of those have confirmed e. coli infections.

Washington County Health and Human Services officials are continuing the investigation as they do not yet know the extent or the source of the contamination. None of the victims have experienced kidney failure or have had to be hospitalized.

More illnesses may soon be reported. E. coli infection doesn’t manifest as quickly as other foodborne illnesses, such as norovirus and salmonella. E. coli generally appears three to four days after the initial infection, though in some cases, symptoms don’t appear for over a week. The most common E. coli symptoms include:

  • Abdominal pain – sudden and severe stomach cramping is the first symptom to strike infected individuals, followed by diarrhea a few hours later. The stomach cramping may create sores in the intestines, resulting in bloody stools.
  • Nausea – while nausea is a common sign of an E. coli infection, it’s important to note that not all infected individuals will vomit. Similarly, fevers may not always occur.
  • Fatigue – since vomiting and diarrhea cause fluid loss, patients will be low on electrolytes. This creates fatigue that leaves the patient feeling tired and sick, even if other symptoms subside. It is imperative that individuals suffering from dehydration consume salty foods, as well as water or sports drinks to rehydrate and revitalize themselves.

For more information about the e. coli outbreak at the Beaverton, Washington, daycare, please contact the E. coli lawyers at 1-888-335-4901.