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Toddler Dies After Visiting County Fair

Health officials in San Diego blame E. coli, possibly from petting zoo

(Newser) - Four children were sickened after visiting the San Diego County Fair earlier this month, and now, one has died. FOX 5 , citing a release from the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency, reports all four children, said to be between the ages of 2 and 13, contracted E.... More »

King Arthur Flour Announces Recall

Wheat was linked to E.coli outbreak

(Newser) - King Arthur Flour has recalled 14,218 cases of flour—around 114,000 5-pound bags—over potential E.coli contamination. The recall affects unbleached all-purpose flour sold through Target, Walmart, and distributors nationwide, USA Today reports. The company says no illnesses have been linked to the flour, but it is... More »

Got Baking Plans? Check You're Not Using Recalled Flour

Baker's Corner All Purpose Flour sold at Aldi has been linked to E. coli outbreak in multiple states

(Newser) - An E. coli outbreak that has sickened 17 people in eight states has a product sold at Aldi now on recall notice. USA Today reports on the CDC's Friday recall announcement , which notes the illnesses tied to Baker's Corner All Purpose Flour took place between Dec. 11 and... More »

USDA: Check Your Freezer for Recalled Steaks, Ribs

62K pounds of beef products could be contaminated

(Newser) - Consumers who don't want E.coli contaminating their Memorial Day barbecue should make sure their beef hasn't been recalled, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service says. A recall notice has been issued for some 62,000 pounds of beef products that were packed... More »

E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Lettuce Over, Officials Say

Some 60 people in 16 states were sickened

(Newser) - US health officials are declaring an end to a food poisoning outbreak blamed on romaine lettuce from California, the AP reports. From October to December, the E. coli outbreak sickened 62 people in 16 states. No one died, but 25 people were hospitalized. Illnesses were also reported in Canada. Investigators... More »

FDA Narrows Its Romaine Lettuce Warning

Lettuce from outside parts of California not linked to outbreak

(Newser) - The Food and Drug Administration has narrowed its warning not to eat romaine lettuce . The agency now says the only growing areas linked to a recent E. coli outbreak are in the Central Coast region of northern and central California and romaine lettuce grown elsewhere is probably safe, USA Today... More »

E. Coli Claims Lives of 2 Kids From One Family

They died from haemolytic uraemic syndrome, a complication

(Newser) - In a tragic turn of events, two English children from the same family have died after contracting E. coli, the BBC reports. The kids, whose names and ages haven't been released, lived in the Charnwood area of Leicestershire. They died from haemolytic uraemic syndrome, a complication of E. coli... More »

132K Pounds of Ground Beef Recalled After E. Coli Death

17 others have been sickened

(Newser) - A Colorado meatpacker is recalling more than 132,000 pounds of ground beef after a suspected E. coli outbreak killed one person and sickened 17, officials said. The US Department of Agriculture said Wednesday the beef was produced and packaged at Cargill Meat Solutions in Fort Morgan on June 21... More »

Daughter Doesn't Buy Egypt's Account of Tourist Deaths

The latest word from officials is E. coli caused the deaths of an otherwise healthy couple

(Newser) - Egyptian authorities say E.coli is to blame in the deaths of two British tourists who stayed at a five-star hotel on the Red Sea last month, but the couple's daughter says that idea is "absolute rubbish." John and Susan Cooper of Lancashire died Aug. 21 after... More »

4 Years After Young Girl Dies, Mom Dies of Same Infection

And no one knows how either of them contracted the E. coli bacteria

(Newser) - Karen Odens suffered from grief and PTSD after her 4-year-old daughter, Sophia, died in 2014 from an E. coli infection, but she also had health issues of her own directly related to the same E. coli strain—and on July 14, she also passed away at age 39. "The... More »

Tainted Water Blamed for Deadly E. Coli Outbreak

Romaine lettuce outbreak is over, feds say

(Newser) - The worst E. coli outbreak in the US since 2006 is over, with five people dead and more than 200 sickened by tainted romaine lettuce, federal authorities say. The outbreak, which affected people in 36 states and caused at least 96 hospitalizations, was traced to the Yuma region in western... More »

4 More Deaths Linked to Tainted Lettuce

Total is now 5, though contaminated product is likely gone from markets and homes by now

(Newser) - Four more deaths have been linked to a national food poisoning outbreak blamed on tainted lettuce, bringing the total to five. Health officials have tied the E. coli outbreak to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona. The growing season there ended six weeks ago, and it's unlikely any tainted... More »

E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Lettuce Turns Fatal

Outbreak linked to romaine is getting worse

(Newser) - The first death has been reported in a national food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce. Federal health officials say California reported the death, but they did not provide other details. The government now has reports of 121 people who got sick in 25 states. At least 52 people have... More »

Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Problem Getting Worse

CDC now reports nearly 100 cases in 22 states

(Newser) - The food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce has spread to three more states. Health officials on Friday said they now have reports of 98 cases in 22 states, with the addition of Mississippi, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. The outbreak is blamed on E. coli bacteria in romaine lettuce grown in... More »

What It's Like to Be Nearly Killed by E. Coli

Maggie Menditto recalls her life-threatening experience with the bacterial infection

(Newser) - When Maggie Menditto first came down with troubling symptoms including abdominal cramps and "blood coming out of new and terrifying places," doctors thought she had colitis. She was placed on antibiotics in the hospital, but soon she was throwing up every hour and an infectious disease doctor diagnosed... More »

E. Coli Outbreak Has Killed 2. This Could Be the Source

Officials are eyeing romaine lettuce

(Newser) - Consumer Reports is warning Americans to stay away from romaine lettuce after dozens of cases of E. coli in the US and Canada left two people dead. And while the Centers for Disease Control hasn't gone that far, it is looking for the source of the E. coli,... More »

Hugh Hefner's Cause of Death Revealed

E. coli infection, blood infection contributed to his death from cardiac arrest

(Newser) - Hugh Hefner's death certificate from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, obtained by the Blast , reveals his official cause of death: The Playboy founder contracted the blood infection septicemia and a form of E. coli that was "highly resistant to antibiotics," and he ultimately died... More »

Houston Floodwaters Are Full of Sewage: Report

Testing by 'NYT' shows E. coli is rampant

(Newser) - Houston's floodwaters are contaminated with dangerous bacteria likely responsible for an upswing in health issues, reports the New York Times . The Times organized a team of scientists from Baylor College of Medicine and Rice University who tested floodwaters in two Houston neighborhoods. In a family's living room at... More »

Girl Dies of E. Coli Infection Days After Visiting Petting Zoo

3-year-old Kallan Maresh's 5-year-old brother is still fighting for his life in Minnesota

(Newser) - Not long after 5-year-old Kade Maresh and his 3-year-old sister, Kallan, visited a petting zoo in Minnesota in early July, they began vomiting and had nonstop diarrhea. After several emergency room visits, they were rushed by ambulance to the University of Minnesota's children's hospital, where they fought for... More »

Cranberry Juice Won't Prevent UTIs, but This Might

(Newser) - Our planet racks up an estimate $6 billion a year in spending on urinary tract infections, according to the American Urological Association . Now, for as little as $15, a potential way to prevent new infections. A new supplement called Uqora is a powder you mix with water when the risk... More »

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