Sickness related to this outbreak was first reported on April 10th after an eighteenth-month-
On April 11, the Oregon Public Health Division along with the Oregon Department of Agriculture sent staff members to the farm to collect samples of the milk for testing. All of the samples tested positive for E. coli 0157. E. coli 0157 is a potentially fatal strain of the bacteria.
Symptoms of E. coli infection, specifically abdominal pain and diarrhea that can turn bloody, usually develop two to eight days after the tainted food has been consumed. When the illness is severe, kidney failure may occur. Children, the elderly, and others with compromised health are most likely to develop serious health conditions after becoming infected.
“EMSL Analytical is a leading national provider of E. coli testing services,” states EMSL’s National Food Microbiology Supervisor, Joy Dell’Aringa, M.S., R.M. (N.R.M.), C.F.S.P. “Our experienced microbiologists and laboratory professionals use validated testing methodologies to detect E. coli in food and environmental samples.”
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