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Cheese sold at Costco in 5 states linked to E. coli

November 5, 2010 – Federal health officials are warning consumers to avoid a cheese sold in five states over an E. coli outbreak. The Gouda cheese was sold at Costco stores in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada.

Costco offered the Bravo Farms Dutch Style Raw Milk Gouda Cheese for sale and in-store tasting between October 5 and Monday. To date, at least 25 people have been sickened by E. coli in the five states.

What is E. Coli?

Escherichia coli are a type of bacteria found in the feces of animals such as cattle, sheep and goats. Certain types of E. coli bacteria, such as E. coli O157:H7, can cause illness in people who consume water or food that has come in contact with the bacteria or who come in contact with infected animals. If people touch contaminated material, they can transfer the bacteria from their hands to their mouths, or to others.

What are the signs / symptoms of E. coli Poisoning?

E. coli O157:H7 infection is characterized by the sudden onset of abdominal pain and severe cramps, followed within 24 hours by diarrhea. Vomiting, and rarely fever, can also be symptoms. The incubation period for the illness (the period from ingestion of the bacterium to the start of symptoms) is typically three to nine days, although slightly shorter and longer periods are not that unusual. An incubation period of less than 24 hours would be unusual, however. In most infected individuals, the intestinal illness lasts about a week and resolves without any long-term problems.

E. Coli Treatment

There is no specific treatment for E. coli infections. Sickened individuals can typically be cared for at home and most will get better without the need for medical intervention. It’s important to drink plenty of fluids, as diarrhea can lead to dehydration.

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