United States. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States said the outbreak of bacteria known as "E." coli 0103 ", registered at least 10 countries of the American Union, can be obtained from the consumption of beef.
So far, there have been 156 people who have been infected with
strain of bacteria, 20 were hospitalized and no reported victims,
In addition, there have never been any kidney failure or other problems.
In the preliminary information on the epidemic, the center has indicated that terrestrial meat may be a source of the outbreak but health authorities have not yet confirmed the data, the main trace that follows is that several affected people explain that they have eaten this food in their homes or in restaurants before they get sick.
Until now, a supplier, distributor or beef brand has not been identified, but with reasons for the investigation, K2D Foods, which distributes beef in the countries of Colorado and Georgia, withdrew about 51,000 pounds of beef on Tuesday, which could be polluted for analysis, the US Department of Agriculture's Security and Inspection Office said.
However, for the time being, the CDC does not recommend this
consumers avoid eating beef, but if you ask
private users cook and process the land with a lot
Caution. They also do not recommend
that they stop selling it or serving it in restaurants or shops.
The investigation began on March 28, initially reported about 65 cases in the first and about 33 in Georgia. Shortly thereafter, Tennessee reported 41 cases of infection.
Countries with reported cases are Florida, Mississippi and Virginia,
as well as in the southeast states of the United States, as well as in more remote locations such as Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Ohio,
in the areas known as the "Mid West" and "Belt"
rusted "on the North American side.
People reported to be infected
the bacteria go from the year
of life up to 83 years of age, with an average age of 19 years
cases are women. Only 16% of the patients were hospitalized.
The CDC assures that cases take time to report because the disease usually occurs three or four days after consuming the infected food. Symptoms include severe stomach pain, diarrhea, usually mixed with blood, and vomiting, usually lasting between five and seven days.
a wide family of bacteria that can be found in the environment in
food and guts of humans and animals.