Donna Roy was part of the 2006 Dole Spinach E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak. She developed Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS), which is a severe, life-threatening complication of an E. coli O157:H7 bacterial infection. It is now recognized as the most common cause of acute kidney failure in childhood in the United States. E. coli O157:H7 is responsible for over 90% of the cases of HUS that develop in North America. In fact, some researchers now believe that E. coli O157:H7 is the only cause of HUS in children.  However, it clearly impacts all of us – young and old.

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