Ground Beef ”the major cause food poisoning

More than 100 people in 6 states fell sick were reported to have infected with E coli o103. The medical practitioners say that it is an unusual strain of the bacteria.

The CDC ”Centre for Disease Control and Prevention said the source of bacteria is still not determined. Ground beef might be a possible cause. However, the officials said that people might continue eating ground beef. They suggested complete cooking of beef thoroughly to 160 degrees.

So far there have been 109 cases that were infected by the E coli. All of these people reported to have consumed ground beef at home or restaurants. More than half of the cases are from Kentucky. Many others are from Indiana, Tennessee and Virginia.

The symptoms of the infection start 3 to 4 days after being exposed to the germs. The symptoms are diarrhoea, vomiting, stomach cramps, etc.

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