A recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that an outbreak of an uncommon form of E. coli has occurred in some states and has caused one to die too.
While the first case was seen on April 15, the latest case has been seen on June 4, as per the findings. A total of 14 such cases of an E. coli strain have been amongst some six states. It has been found that a small girl from New Orleans, 21 months, lost her life because of the same.
Investigators have associated the infections with the strain called O145, which was not known before. An only common form of E. coli known by health chiefs is O157: H7.
It has been found that infected persons are being questioned regarding their illness so that the source can be determined, which is unidentified till now.
As per the report, health officials from different states, comprising Florida, Georgia, California and Tennessee, have been claiming that the strain is produced by Shiga toxin.
Symptoms include bloody cramps and diarrhea, told health experts, and nonetheless, many recover within a week, it is being suggested that people should wash hands properly after using bathroom or coming in contact with animals.
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