It can be safe to eat the salad again, but tasty dumplings and juicy hamburgers are in favor of some secondary eyes.
Centers for disease control and prevention announced on Friday that ground beef seems to be the culprit of the latest multi-state outbreak in progress E. coli infections
The outbreak began at the beginning of last month and it has been infected at least 109 people in six states since then, becoming the third highest ranked E. coli Outbreak in the last two decades. Thirteen of the 109 cases have been registered since Tuesday, April 9. Other diseases that began on April 19 still can not be reported, warns the agency, suggesting that the epidemic could continue to increase. So far, 17 people were hospitalized.
Disease reports were initially served at the CDC in Kentucky and Georgia last month. The agency opened an investigation on March 28, but had trouble finding the source. The researchers finally sent the beef after interviewing 75 sick people during the outbreak. Of these, 63 (84 percent) remembered eating beef during the week before getting sick. This level of meat eating is significantly greater than that seen in a healthy dietary survey of healthy people.
Even so, although the meat may be the culprit, the agency has not yet been able to identify a provider or source of sickly flesh. Some people have reported eating beef at home in things like gooseberry and spaghetti sauces after buying it in several supermarkets. Others reported eating at restaurants. The CDC reports are now conducting follow-up investigations to try to identify a common source, calling it a "rapidly changing" situation.
Without a clear source, the agency is no recommending consumers avoiding ground beef or retailers stop serving and selling them. Instead, the agency recommends consumers to practice safe meat handling practices and cook meat carefully, providing detailed safety tips on their website.
This E. coli The outbreak follows two last year linked to lettuces, including one that encompassed 36 states, nursing at 210 and killing five. The source of contamination of the product was later linked to a high density farm.