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Thu Apr 4, 2019, 04:20 PM

Kentucky-centered multi-state outbreak of rare E. coli O103 doubles in size

Summary: there is an outbreak of rare type of E. coli which is being investigated, but the source of it has not been identified yet.
Early stage of investigation show it is being found in several Kentucky counties AND now in several other states.

Sources being investigated are possibly beef, chicken or sliced American cheese, and multi-state involvement
( Tennessee, Ohio, Georgia, and Indiana are also a possible location for infections.)
suggests fast food operations could be a source.

https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2019/04/kentucky-centered-multi-state-outbreak-of-rare-e-coli-o103-doubles-in-size/

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Reply Kentucky-centered multi-state outbreak of rare E. coli O103 doubles in size (Original post)
dixiegrrrrl Apr 2019 OP
ck4829 Apr 2019 #1
we can do it Apr 2019 #2
dixiegrrrrl Apr 2019 #7
Yavin4 Apr 2019 #3
Crunchy Frog Apr 2019 #10
Yavin4 Apr 2019 #11
FakeNoose Apr 2019 #4
Karadeniz Apr 2019 #5
Initech Apr 2019 #6
dixiegrrrrl Apr 2019 #8
Crunchy Frog Apr 2019 #9
dixiegrrrrl Apr 2019 #12

Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Apr 4, 2019, 04:54 PM

1. K&R

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Apr 4, 2019, 05:06 PM

2. Well that narrows it down.

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Response to we can do it (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 4, 2019, 07:47 PM

7. Investigation is in early stages.



The first alarm is when enough people get sick to create a pattern, and it takes over a week to catch, develop the illness, then it has to be correctly identified and the victims have to think back over what and where they ate in the prior 2 weeks.


(I was always fascinated by epidemiology field)

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Apr 4, 2019, 05:09 PM

3. Libertarians please take note.

The public needs the FDA.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 5, 2019, 01:20 AM

10. We have the right and freedom to be exposed to deadly food borne illnesses.

Without government interference.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 5, 2019, 07:56 AM

11. Will the invisible hand of the free market swat away the bacteria? n/t

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Apr 4, 2019, 05:11 PM

4. Maybe it's in the tobacco

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Apr 4, 2019, 06:19 PM

5. Wasn't the CDC's budget cut? I remember reading that responding to something like this

would be more of a problem.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Apr 4, 2019, 06:34 PM

6. This is what happens when you don't regulate anything.

We need regulations. Regulations mean regular health inspections which means that you won't get food poisoning when you go out to eat. See how fucking simple that is?

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Response to Initech (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 4, 2019, 08:08 PM

8. when it comes to commercial ground beef


it is particularly a problem, because beef from so many cows is mixed all together, then packages are shipped to multi-state stores and eateries. Really hard to figure out where the offending meat got contaminated.

That's been a known problem for years, and one of the reasons I only buy our meat from a local store where it is ground on the premises.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Fri Apr 5, 2019, 01:17 AM

9. They don't believe in food safety regulations down there, do they?

So this shouldn't be a big issue for them.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 5, 2019, 02:41 PM

12. if you read the info closely


you will see that Ohio and Indiana are also breakout states, and that where the contaminated food originated is still a mystery at this early point in the investigation.

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