Update to PEPID Pulse “E. Coli O103 Outbreak Investigation in Five States”
on April 5 , 2019
The CDC has narrowed the Shiga Toxin-producing Escherichia Coli (E. Coli) O103 outbreak to ground beef. The total number of people infected has increased to 109 people in six states with the latest addition of Indiana. Of those infected, 17 have been hospitalized, no deaths have been reported.
The CDC is still investigating the source of the ground beef, and advises consumers and restaurants to handle ground beef safely and cook it thoroughly to avoid foodborne illness.
Read the full CDC Report Here.