In the northeast part of Alabama, the Alabama Department of Public Health is investigating a cluster of E. coli and Rotavirus infections.
Four E. coli O157:H7 cases and two Rotavirus cases have been identified by health officials, all of whom have children of all ages.
ADPH conducted a study in 113 cases of E. coli, Shiga-toxin causing illness. People of any age may be infected with this germ, but young children and the elderly are more susceptible to severe kidney problems.
Many people experience severe stomach cramps, diarrhea (often bloody) vomiting, and fever up to 101 degrees. However, most individuals are advised to talk to their healthcare provider before starting a day. Especially if a person is having bloody diarrhea or is very young or elderly.
Rotavirus is a common illness that can be transmitted via touching contaminated objects, surfaces, or foods. Symptoms usually begin about two days after a person is exposed, such as vomiting and watery diarrhea, loss of appetite and dehydration.
The Centers for Disease Control recommends that you: To reduce the risk of E. coli and other gastrointestinal problems