Category: e. coli

Soldier Hollow boil order lifted

UPDATE: The boil order has been lifted, according to the DEQ.

MIDWAY, Utah — The Charleston Water Conservancy District issued a boil order for the Solider Hollow Complex, which includes the golf course, grill and Olympic venue, after E. coli was detected in the water supply Wednesday.

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality said visitors to the complex between 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and 6:00 p.m. Wednesday are being asked to monitor their health for possible E. coli infections.

The DEQ said the contamination happened after a construction accident Tuesday resulted in a break in the pipes.

The contamination was not detected until Wednesday afternoon.

 

Boil order issued for Soldier Hollow Complex after E. coli detection

MIDWAY, Utah — The Charleston Water Conservancy District has issued a boil order for the Solider Hollow Complex, which includes the golf course, grill and Olympic venue, after E. coli was detected in the water supply Wednesday.

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality said visitors to the complex between 3:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Wednesday are being asked to monitor their health for possible E. coli infections.

The DEQ said the contamination happened after a construction accident Tuesday resulted in a break in the pipes.

The contamination was not detected until Wednesday afternoon.

 

At least 156 people in 10 states sickened by E. coli linked to ground beef, CDC says

ATLANTA – Investigators believe ground beef may be to blame after 156 people in 10 states contracted E. coli since March 1, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.

The CDC is trying to trace the cases, which include people eating beef at home and in restaurants, to their source. No supplier, distributor or brand of beef has been identified.

No deaths have been reported, but 20 people have been hospitalized for treatment.

The majority of the cases occurred in Tennessee, Kentucky and Georgia, but consumers also became ill in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Ohio and Virginia.

People who ingest the Shiga toxin-producing E. coli usually start feeling sick about three to four days later, and may experience severe stomach cramps, diarrhea – often bloody – and vomiting. It usually goes away in five to seven days, but may be life-threatening in some cases.

The CDC said Tuesday that they aren’t recommending that people stop eating  or buying ground beef, but urge consumers to make sure the meat is safely handled and fully cooked.

The CDC continues to investigate and will provide updates as they become available.

See the CDC website for more information on E. coli, how to safely prepare meat and updates on the investigation.