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E. coli outbreak hits East Coast, kills 2

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November 2, 2009
Health Risks, Homeland Security News
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“Two people — one in New Hampshire and a second in New York — have died, 16 have been hospitalized and 28 have been sickened in an outbreak of E. coli that may be linked to ground beef distributed on the East Coast, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

As of October 28, there have been 28 persons whose illness appears to be associated with this outbreak, all but three from the Northeast. Eighteen of the 28 are from New England, says the CDC’s Lola Scott Russell. There have been two cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome, which causes kidney failure. “

(Source: E. coli outbreak hits East Coast, kills 2 – USATODAY.com)