A spokesperson for the New Jersey Department of Health told New Jersey 101.5 on Tuesday that there had been no additional cases of E. coli reported and that the investigation is ongoing. Restaurants and retailers are not advised to avoid serving or selling any particular food.
To date, there are 17 laboratory confirmed cases across seven states: CT (2), Idaho (4), Missouri (1), New Jersey (6), OH (1), Pennsylvania (2), and Washington (1). There have been six people hospitalized, including one for a form of kidney failure, but no deaths, the CDC says.
Illnesses began between March 22 and March 31, as the CDC said symptoms typically manifest two to eight days after ingesting the germ. "These detectives who are called epidemiologists will go and start investigating, they will look at all patients", Dr. Raj Kapila, a professor in the department of medicine at Rutgers University in New Jersey, told CBS New York.
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Marler Clark has been retained by three individuals affected in the multi-state E. coli outbreak. It springs up when the toxins from the bacteria spread from the intestines into the blood and cause damage to small blood vessels.
However, the CDC has no clue from where the E. Coli bacteria has been contracted by the patient in OH, as no restaurant, food, or grocery store were discovered as possible sources for the E. Coli infection. The FDA's Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation network is working with federal, state, and local partners to determine what people ate before they became ill, where they bought it and consumed it, and to identify the distribution chain of these foods-all with the goal of identifying any common food or points in the distribution chain where the food might have become contaminated. Currently, New Jersey is the state with the most reported outbreaks, six cases of E. coli-related illness affecting residents. The patients are between 12 and 84 years old.
Wash your hands after using the restroom or changing diapers, before and after preparing or eating food, and after contact with animals.