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Mar 29, 2013

Mar 29, 2013

E coli outbreak linked to frozen snacks sickens 24 in 15 states

(CIDRAP News) – Federal and state health officials are investigating a multistate Escherichia coli O121 outbreak that has so far sickened 24 people in 15 states and sparked a recall of a New York company's frozen chicken quesadillas and other snacks.

Jan 10, 2013

Jan 10, 2013

E coli outbreak study shows antibiotic impact on shedding

(CIDRAP News) – A study involving a large group of patients hospitalized during Germany's 2011 outbreak of a rare type of Escherichia coli spread by contaminated sprouts found that some patients shed the pathogen for several weeks or months and that antibiotic use seemed to shorten the shedding time.

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