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PRO/AH/EDR> E. coli EHEC - USA (26): (GA)

9/13/2013

Antwan Harris

ProMED Mail Post
WRCB, Channel 3 [edited]
www.promedmail.org/direct.php?id=20130913.1940202
www.wrcbtv.com/story/23383283/e-coli-investigation-in-n-georgia

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North Georgia health officials are convinced that [enterohemorrhagic] _E. coli_ made someone in Walker County sick and now have the daunting task of finding the source and if anyone else has come in contact with the bacteria. Last weekend, 2 people reported signs of HUS (hemolytic uremic syndrome), a type of disease linked to _E. coli_, but so far only one case was positive for this group of bacteria.

Logan Boss with the health department says each case is reported and examined immediately. "It is a very serious disease. Anyone can get it and it is a rare disease more common in children than adults," says Boss.

Boss wouldn't say if the victims were small children, but says these are the only HUS cases in North Georgia in 2013. Channel 3 has confirmed the 2 HUS cases are food-related.

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