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Four French, including baby in a coma, linked to E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak in Lilie

Steak1Country.jpgAccording to French news sources, four new patients, including a baby in a coma, were admitted between Monday and Tuesday at University Hospital of Lille, according to the Regional Agency health (ARS). The baby, aged 20 to 30 months, was admitted to the ICU of the hospital on a ventilator and dialysis, said the ARS Nord / Pas-de-Calais. Three other cases, including two belonging to the same family, were also reported Monday and Tuesday.

Previously, between June 14 and July 1, nine cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) in children aged 12 months to 8 years who had consumed frozen hamburgers (“Steaks country” distributed by the Lidl brand) in the days before the symptoms were reported by the University Hospital of Lille, according to ARS. Among the first cases, a child aged 2 years and a native of the Oise is still in a coma, mechanical ventilation, according to ARS.

Eight of these cases hospitalized with bloody diarrhea and renal failure had the same strain – E. coli O157:H7.