By: Candess Zona Mendola of MakeFoodSafe.com
The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services reports that 10 people are sick, 6 of which were hospitalized. Thankfully, no deaths have been reported. Of the cases, two individuals developed a rare but serious condition called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). The reported cases primarily include adults.
Public health investigators have not yet identified the source of the outbreak but have noted that some sort of food distribution is likely. The investigation is currently ongoing.
In the meantime, if you believe you have experienced symptoms of illness that could be associated with this E. coli outbreak or you test positive for E. coli, please consult your health care provider and your local health department.
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