The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with other public health agencies, is investigating an 11-state outbreak of Escherichia coli O121 infections.
As of July 15, 2021, a total of 15 patients had been confirmed with infections. No other information from the CDC was available for release.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported on July 14, 2021 that it was an investigating an E. coli O121 outbreak involving 15 patients, but FDA did not release any other details except to say that initiation of traceback or sampling testing had not yet commenced.
Symptoms of E. coli infections vary from person to person but can include severe stomach cramps and bloody diarrhea. Some patients may also be feverish. Most recover within five to seven days, but others can develop severe or life-threatening symptoms and complications, according to the CDC.
Source: Food Safety News