No information is yet available on the status of the victims, or if any have developed the potentially life-threatening complication of E. coli infection, hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).
E. coli has an incubation period, so that it may take several days from the time it is consumed until E. coli symptoms appear. The average incubation time is 2-5 days, but can be as short as 1 day or as long as 10 days. Anyone who has been to the Hartmann Dairy Farm, consumed their products, or been around another ill person are strongly advised to visit their health care practitioner for a stool test. There is no "cure" for E. coli, but early detection and dedicated medical attention can make a difference. E. coli is especially dangerous for children, the elderly, and the immune-compromised.
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