Oklahoma E coli outbreak grows to 291 cases

first_img The illnesses have been blamed on E coli O111, a much less common strain than O157:H7, the variety usually identified in outbreaks. Oklahoma officials have said they believe the outbreak is the largest one involving O111 ever reported in the United States. Most case-patients had eaten at the Country Cottage restaurant in the northeastern Oklahoma town of Locust Grove between Aug 15 and 17, the OSDH has said. The agency has not identified a specific food source for the outbreak, despite having interviewed more than 1,700 people. Health officials also were investigating a church event that was catered by the Country Cottage restaurant on Aug 16, the OSDH said in the Sep 12 update. At least 30 of 250 people who attended the event at the Bethany Free Will Baptist Church in Broken Arrow, Okla., reported they became ill with diarrhea or other, milder symptoms, the statement said. An OSDH official said last week that because investigators had not identified a specific food source in the outbreak, they suspected that a staff member who handled many foods at the buffet-style restaurant might have been infected and spread the contamination. Sep 15, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – The number of people involved in a restaurant-related outbreak of an uncommon strain of Escherichia coli has risen to 291, including 67 who were hospitalized, Oklahoma officials reported recently. Sixteen of the hospital patients have received kidney dialysis treatment, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) reported in its latest official update on Sep 12. One person, a 26-year-old man, has died in the outbreak. The department said it did not plan to interview any more customers of the restaurant after Sep 12. See also: In investigating the church event, the OSDH was joined by the Tulsa Health Department and a team from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the agency said. Sep 12 OSDH news release Sep 10 CIDRAP News story “Unusual E coli strain sickens 231 in Oklahoma”last_img read more

BMW iX3 Captured From All Angles In New Spy Shots

first_imgIf you glance back at our last round of spy shots of the iX3 from March, you’ll immediately see the difference. These changes lead us to believe that the electric SUV seen here is now close to production ready.As a refresher, the iX3 concept showcased in Beijing had a battery pack with a capacity of 70 kWh providing enough juice for more than 400 kilometers (249 miles) on the WLTP cycle. Based on BMW’s fifth-generation electric drive system, the zero-emissions crossover had an output rated at 270 horsepower (200 kilowatts) and took advantage of fast-charging capabilities to fully “fill up” the battery in only half an hour.Those figures still haven’t been fully confirmed though for the production version of this electric SUV, though we do know that it will be produced in China and exported from there. It’s U.S.-bound, though an exact date is still unknown at this time. However, we expect it to arrive sometime in 2020, which means it will surely be late to the now-growing electric crossover/SUV party.Grab some more views of the BMW iX3 in the gallery below: BMW iX3 Order Books Now Open: Deposit Puts You In Line Take a walkaround of the upcoming BMW iX3 in these latest spy shots.These latest spy shots of the upcoming pure electric BMW iX3, that once-gaping grilled is now more properly closed off as it should be. As our spy photographer tells us, this time we see that development is moving forward as this prototype has the correct bumper and grille under what’s now just a bit of camo, but most notable in this newest batch of photos is that we get to see the iX3 from basically every angle imaginable. Images: Automedia Norwegians Place 1,000 Pre-Orders For BMW iX3 In Under 2 Weeks BMW iX3 Debuts With 70-kWh Battery, 249-Mile Rangecenter_img More BMW iX3 News Source: Electric Vehicle News 12 photos Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on October 31, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle Newslast_img read more