According to AccessGeorgia.com, the E. coli O157:H7 outbreak in Stephens County, Georgia has grown to 11 confirmed cases linked to the BBQ Shack in Toccoa, Georgia.
“The Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH), the North Health District, and the Stephens County Health Department continue to investigate an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections that occurred during early May,” said District 2 Public Health spokesman Dave Palmer.
Palmer said 10 of the cases were Georgia residents, while the other was a South Carolina resident.
Seven of those victims were hospitalized as a result of the infections, with five of those diagnosed with a complication called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS), he said.
“Ten of the 11 case-patients reported eating at the BBQ Shack in Toccoa during the weekend of May 2-4,” Palmer said. “No other common exposures were reported among case-patients.”
And, its not like E. coli has not happened in Georgia a few times in the past:
• Bauer Meat E. coli Litigation – Georgia (1998)
• Dole Spinach E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits – Nationwide (2006)
• Excel E. coli Outbreak Lawsuit – Georgia (2001)
• Nebraska Beef E. coli Outbreak – Nationwide (2008)
• Nestle Toll House Cookie Dough E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits – Nationwide (2009)
• White Water Water Park E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits – Georgia (1998)
North Carolina: WNCN reports that a Salmonella outbreak stemming from a Fayetteville hotel has now reached 70 possible cases, 12 of which are out of state. The Cumberland County Department… Continue Reading
A friend emailed me this today. I had not seen it.
Nancy McCleary of the Fayetteville Observer reports that more than 1,000 people may have eaten at the Holiday Inn Bordeaux since May 1, the beginning date of a Salmonella outbreak… Continue Reading
I wonder if any of the employees had been to Vegas? Fayetteville North Carolina WNCN Staff reports that investigators from the North Carolina Department of Health were at a hotel… Continue Reading
Sarah Schacht has the dubious distinction of being a client of mine – twice – 20 years apart. However, Sarah has turned her double bad luck into a positive –… Continue Reading
According to the Minnesota Department of Health, two Minnesota residents – both children under one year old – have become ill with salmonellosis linked to eating Krinos brand tahini sesame… Continue Reading
Hmm, I guess they forgot the White Water Water Park E. coli Outbreak. In June of 1998, Georgia health officials were notified that a number of children had become ill… Continue Reading
The Cumberland County Department of Public Health continues to investigate the outbreak of Salmonella infection reported this week at the Holiday Inn Bordeaux, 1707 Owen Drive. As of Thursday, May… Continue Reading
Charlie Bauder of WNEG Newsreports that area health officials are reporting that they have seen seven recently reported cases of E. coli in the Stephens County area. District Two Public… Continue Reading