Pho 75 E. Coli Outbreak
In Aurora, Colorado, an outbreak of E. coli O157 has been linked to a local Vietnamese restaurant, Pho 75. Four people have reported illness after eating at the restaurant. At this point, the Tri-County Health Department investigation into the source of the E. coli outbreak has turned to the public for information.
Health Department Asks Patrons of Pho 75 to Particpate in Pho 75 E. Coli Outbreak Survey
The health department has generated a survey directed at all people, regardless of if the individual was sickened or not, who ate at the restaurant between May 24 and June 10, 2016. The information gathered by the survey will help the heath department identify the scope and source of the Pho 75 E. coli outbreak.
Poor Inspection Report Regarding Pho 75
In the most recent inspection report of the establishment, several violations of health codes were found, including raw beef being stored inappropriately, a food worker not washing his hands, and containers of cooked blood being stored improperly, among other things.
“We’ve worked with them [Pho 75] quite a bit over the last few years, they’ve had inspections that weren’t so great,” said Brian Hlavacek with the Tri-County Health Department. The restaurant will remain closed until these violations are fixed and the source of the outbreak is identified.
Four Sickened in Pho 75 E. coli Outbreak
Of the four people who tested positive for E.coli after eating at Pho 75, and one individual was hospitalized and then admitted to ICU after doctors determined his kidneys had started to fail. Reportedly, he is recovering.
COMPLICATIONS OF E. COLI FOOD POISONING
Complications of E. coli infection may include Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS), a serious and sometimes life-threatening medical condition that occurs in about 5%-10% of cases. HUS is characterized by anemia, low platelet count, and renal injury or failure. Blood transfusions and kidney dialysis may be required.
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About E. coli
Escherichia coli or E. coli is a type of bacterium that lives in the intestines of healthy humans and animals. Some strains of E. coli are capable of producing a powerful toxin, known as Shiga toxin, and can cause severe, life-threatening illness.
Symptoms of E. coli
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) symptoms of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) infection include severe abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and vomiting. The diarrhea may become bloody and can lead to dehydration. There is usually little or no fever. The infection (and its symptoms) will vary from individual to individual, ranging from a mild to a life-threatening illness.