Case 12 in Ongoing E. coli Outbreak in Hildale, Utah on the Arizona – Utah Border

E. coli contamination in food products can cause gastrointestinal symptoms that include diarrhea, fever, nausea, and stomach cramping. Some symptoms can become more severe, even causing death.
The count of people who have become ill is now at 121, with 52 hospitalizations and 4 people who have developed a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome. The number of states impacted by the e. coli outbreak has risen to 25 and now include Kentucky, Massachusetts, and Utah.

E. coli Outbreak in Hildale, Utah Hits One Dozen as Source Remains Illusive

The deadly outbreak of E. coli in the Hildale, Utah area continues as authorities announce yet another case, bringing the total to one dozen, including the two children who died.  Officials from Utah State and Arizona State health agencies are working to uncover the source.

This particularly dangerous outbreak has hospitalized a number of children for fear of kidney failure, and taken two youngster’s lives.  The community is working with authorities even though it is a remote location favored by the conservative Mormon inhabitants who espouse polygamy.  This community tends to interact with state and federal authorities as seldom as possible.  Nonetheless, with such high stakes, the CDC dispatched investigators to the area to work with state officials.

The water supply has been tested and is not considered the source.  There are several dump sites under review, with a number of them near sites where children congregate and where many dogs search for food.  Officials are emphasizing proper food safety and sanitation.

For more information about the E. coli Outbreak in Hildale, Utah, or any other E. coli outbreak, call 1-888-335-4901.


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