E. coli outbreak in Oregon linked to strawberries

August 15, 2011

According to Reuters, an elderly woman died and at least nine other people were sickened after eating fresh strawberries from an Oregon farm contaminated with E. coli, officials said on Aug. 8. The strawberries were produced at the Jaquith Strawberry Farm in Newberg, and sold at farmers’ markets and roadside stands.

An 85 year-old woman died from kidney failure associated with the infection, officials said. Among the other nine confirmed cases, four individuals were hospitalized. State health officials believe that another six people who developed an E. coli infection could be part of the outbreak.

Reuters article

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