July 23, 2016: Source of New Hamshire Beef E. coli Outbreak Remains Unknown

Twelve people have been sickened by contaminated ground beef in an E. coli outbreak based in New Hamshire.


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Unidentified Source of New Hamshire Beef E. coli Outbreak

Since those sickened consumed the contaminated beef at several different locations, the source of this beef contamination is not known.

While state health officials investigate the source of the E. coli, the state health department is reminding the public that public “the outbreak doesn’t pose a risk to people as long they’re making sure their food is properly prepared.”

How To Avoid E. coli Infection

“You’re gonna want to make sure that you cook ground beef to an internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit and that you validate that temperature by using a thermometer,” said Beth Daly, chief of the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control. “And then of course if you’re eating out in a restaurant, you don’t want to eat undercooked ground beef either, so you’re gonna want to order those hamburgers well done.”

About E. coli

Escherichia coli or E. coli is a type of bacterium that lives in the intestines of healthy humans and animals. While many strains of E. coli are harmless, some strains are capable of producing a powerful toxin, known as Shiga toxin, and can cause severe, life-threatening illness.

In their report on foodborne illnesses, The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that approximately 63,000 persons are infected with STEC O157:H7 and 113,000 persons are infected with STEC non-O157 in the US each year. These illnesses result in about 2,100 hospitalizations and 20 E. coli related deaths annually.


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