E. coli outbreak reported in US

According to information of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an outbreak of E. coli has spread in a number of US states, Kazinform correspondent reports citing NBC News.

An increase in the disease has been reported in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. New York and Kentucky joined the list on Friday.

Authorities statws tha the number of registered patients in six states are totally 97 people. 43 people were hospitalized which 10 of them are in serious condition. The largest number of victims are in the state of Michigan – 58 patients. However, the true number of infected people may be much higher.

Although the source of the disease has not been identified, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that about 8 out of 10 people who reported feeling unwell ate Wendy’s food during the week. The vast majority of people who could remember the details of their orders reported that they had sandwiches or hamburgers that included romaine cabbage.

Depending on its form, E. coli can cause diarrhea, urinary tract infections, respiratory problems, pneumonia, and other complications. There is no specific treatment and most people have to cope with this disease on their own.

The source of the outbreak is under investigation, authorities said.

  1. There were no reports of deaths.



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