E. coli Outbreak linked to The Porch Restaurant in Oakland, PA
The Allegheny County Health Department is investigating the cause of an E. coli outbreak among customers of The Porch restaurant. According to public health officials, 8 of the diners with reported E. coli infections were hospitalized in October.
According to news reports, laboratory tests for E. coli O157:H7 showed samples of ground beef patties were positive for the bacterium. Public health officials were reportedly unable to tell whether E. coli bacteria came into the restaurant on beef or was introduced to the hamburgers in another way.
E. coli symptoms and risks
E. coli infections are characterized by painful abdominal cramps and diarrhea, which is often bloody. Children, the elderly and immunocompromised people are most likely to develop complications of E. coli infection. Hemolytic uremic syndrome is a severe complication of E. coli infection that can lead to kidney failure, central nervous system impairment and death.
If you suspect you are part of the E. coli outbreak linked to The Porch, contact your local health department.
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