Ground Beef: Source of Current E. Coli Outbreak


The Source of That Mysterious E. Coli Outbreak Has Likely Been Found

by Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Live Science

The mystery behind what’s causing the Escherichia coli outbreak that’s sickened more than 100 Americans in the past month may finally be solved: Officials have linked the outbreak to ground beef.

In a statement released today (April 12), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that, based on interviews with the sick people, preliminary evidence suggests that ground beef is the source of the outbreak. Those who became ill reported eating ground beef at home or in restaurants.

So far, the outbreak has sickened 109 people in six states. Of these, 17 people have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported.

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  1. I have told everyone I know, to stop eating factory produced meats since Trump was elected. deregulating the meat industry was a near certainty. I am frankly surprised this type of report has not become more prolific.

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  3. I saw report where someone c leaning a very large meat grinder actually fell into it while it was on.
    Not pretty. he was buried in a large Tupperware container.
    I tried ground Bison…found it very dry. Hint if you decide to try it mix a little beef fat or pork fat with it especially if you plan to grill it.
    I got sick once from eating fish at a restaurant. Came on fast, within a few hours. Couldn’t have been any of those common food borne bacteria found in ground beef or lettuce. Don’t know what it was as never went to doctor to find out.

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