New illnesses will be reported, but they will be illnesses that may have happened weeks ago.
Today (usually late in the afternoon) it is likely that the CDC and/or State health officials will add to the toll of the recent Chipotle E. coli O26 outbreak (already 45) and the more recent Costco Taylor Farms E. coli O157:H7 outbreak (already 19). The reasons that the numbers will rise is that it can take up to three weeks or more after a person becomes ill for the CDC to add a person to the total, and that both outbreaks appear to be from products shipped coast to coast requiring multiple local and state health authorities to coordinate and report, sometime a time consuming venture. What we know as of 2:00 AM:
A total of 45 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O26 have been reported from 6 states. The majority of illnesses have been reported from Washington and Oregon. The number of ill people reported from each state is as follows: California (2), Minnesota (2), New York (1), Ohio (1), Oregon (13), and Washington (26).
Thus far the E. coli O26 outbreak has been limited to seventeen Chipotle restaurants. Those locations are: California, Turlock (3090 Countryside Drive); Minnesota, Burnhaven (728 Country Road 42 W); New York, Amherst (1643 Niagra Falls Blvd.); Ohio, Lyndhurst – Legacy Village (24369 Cedar Road), Parma (7683 West Ridgewood Drive), Akron (3890 Medina Road); Oregon, Gresham (2065 NE Burnside Rd.), Happy Valley – Clackamas Town Center (12130 SE 82nd Ave.), Hillsboro (2048 NW Stucki Ave.), Lake Oswego – Kruse Way (8 Centrepoint Dr.), Portland – Cascade Station (9687 NE Cascades Pkwy), Portland – Washington Square (9120 SW Hall Blvd.); Washington, Burlington (1753 Burlington Blvd.), Kent (512 Ramsay Way, Ste. 101), Seattle – Capitol Hill (1415 Broadway Ave.), Seattle – The Ave (4229 University Way NE), Vancouver – Hazel Dell (7715 NE 5th Ave.),
Among people for whom information is available, illnesses started on dates ranging from October 19, 2015 to November 8, 2015. Ill people range in age from 2 years to 94, with a median age of 22. Fifty-eight percent of ill people are female. Sixteen (36%) people reported being hospitalized. There have been no reports of hemolytic uremic syndrome and no deaths.
This outbreak can be illustrated with a chart showing the number of people who became ill each day. This chart is called an epidemic curve or epi curve. Illnesses that occurred after October 31, 2015 might not be reported yet due to the time it takes between when a person becomes ill and when the illness is reported.
A total of 19 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 have been reported from 7 states. The majority of illnesses have been reported from states in the western United States. The number of ill people reported from each state is as follows: California (1), Colorado (4), Missouri (1), Montana (6), Utah (5), Virginia (1), and Washington (1).
Taylor Farms celery products have been recalled from 7-Eleven, Costco, King Sooper, Pantry, Raleys, Savemart, Tonys, Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Starbucks, Target, Walmart, Sams Club in California, Nevada, Oregon New Mexico, Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, Idaho, Utah, Montana, North Dakota, Alaska, Hawaii and Colorado.
Among people for whom information is available, illnesses started on dates ranging from October 6, 2015 to November 3, 2015. Ill people range in age from 5 years to 84, with a median age of 18. Fifty-seven percent of ill people are female. Five (29%) people reported being hospitalized, and two people developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a type of kidney failure. No deaths have been reported.
This outbreak can be illustrated with a chart showing the number of people who became ill each day. This chart is called an epidemic curve or epi curve. Illnesses that occurred after November 10, 2015, might not be reported yet due to the time it takes between when a person becomes ill and when the illness is reported.