MADISON, Wisconsin – Officials of the State Department of Health Services are investigating a significant increase in reported cases of E. coli in the state in collaboration with local health departments to interview sick people for similarities, according to a news release to find in their behavior that could be the cause of the outbreak.
According to the publication, the symptoms of E. coli infection vary but may include stomach cramps. Diarrhea and vomiting. About 5 to 10% of people diagnosed can develop a life-threatening complication that can lead to kidney failure and prolonged hospitalization.
DHS officials said you could prevent E. coli by washing your hands before eating or preparing food and after using the toilet. Officials also recommend staying away from work, school or day care if they are ill.
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