E.Coli Outbreak


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There is currently an E.Coli outbreak in raw meats.

Evan Ferrell, Staff Writer

On April 12, there was a confirmed outbreak of e.coli in ground beef across the nation. There were 106 outbreaks and now according to the Center of Disease Control (CDC), there are 156 sick people in 10 states.

There is no confirmed source for the outbreak such as a farm or restaurant.

The CDC is advising people to not consume or even buy ground beef from the store or butcher until they find the source and eliminate the infected meat. However they are emphasizing the importance of handling and fully cooking your meat.

The current strand of e.coli is linked to a strand called E.Coli 0103 which is less likely to cause severe illness.

The CDC offered tips to prevent you from getting sick.

  • Wash your cutting board, counter, utensils that touch the raw meat
  • Wash your hands well with warm water and soap
  • Cook all meat until they reach 160° internally