Unexplained E. Coli Cluster Outbreak in Humboldt County

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mnemonic here:  http://urlet.com/highest.clarion


When two more cases surfaced last month, routine lab tests sent to the state Department of Public Health  revealed all four cases came from a strain of E. coli known as 0157:H7.

[not seen in California before]

Three of the Humboldt County cases progressed to hemolytic uremic syndrome, or HUS, a serious complication of an E. coli infection characterized by acute kidney failure and anemia caused by the destruction of red blood cells.



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60 something ya. Libertarian Socialist, community activist, writer and troubador.
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