USA – Winnebago County Illinois Health Department monitoring STEC E. coli Mystery

Food Poison Journal

The Winnebago County Illinois Health Department has confirmed three cases of Shiga toxin‐producing E. coli (STEC) in the county.

The patients experienced diarrhea beginning May 31. The cause of the illness has not yet been determined, the department announced Friday evening.

The following are symptoms of E. coli and may be seen with or without a fever: abdominal cramps, watery or bloody diarrhea and vomiting. Residents are urged to contact a health care provider if they experienced symptoms on or after May 21.

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