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

Video: Damen Completes Refit of Teekay’s Petrojarl 1

first_imgVideo Courtesy: DamenDamen Shiprepair Rotterdam (DSR) has delivered the FPSO Petrojarl 1 to Teekay Offshore following a complete redeployment project during the past two and a half years. The 31,500 dwt Petrojarl 1 has been operated by Teekay for 28 years in the North Sea and is now destined for the Atlanta Field in Brazil.After extensive engineering, more than 50% of the process equipment was removed and replaced by new and additional equipment, required to treat heavy oil at the new location in accordance with the most stringent specifications and Brazilian compliance requirements, Damen explained.The available deck space presented major challenges during engineering and execution of the work on board, Damen added.“The Petrojarl 1 project fits within the strategy of Damen to expand further into the repair and conversion of complex offshore vessels and operating units. The recent acquisition of the Damen Verolme Rotterdam yard (DVR), located in the Botlek area of the Port of Rotterdam and holding an extensive track record of successfully refurbished offshore vessels, further complements us in this ambition,” Mark Witjens, Director at Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, commented.The self-propelled FPSO spent 14 months in one of the company’s docks undergoing refurbishment of its marine systems, underwater hull, seawater system, crane booms, heating coils in the cargo tanks and specialised steel works in the upper and lower turret areas, which needed to be completely revised and adapted to suit the 1,500-meter-deep mooring location.Simultaneously, new designed prefabricated equipment skids containing heating, cooling, separation, compression, boilers, centrifuges as well as a new E-house with electrical equipment were placed on board. Interconnecting piping and cabling was installed to complete the topsides and connect it to the remaining facilities.last_img read more

MainSource offers ‘Teach Children to Save” program to local schools

first_imgGreensburg, Ind. — Greensburg-based MainSource Bank is participating in the American Bankers Association “Teach Children to Save” campaign.Volunteers from MainSource Bank have stops planned at schools in Brookville, Aurora, Vevay and Switzerland County to help young people develop good savings habits. The program is expected to impact more than 500 students this year.School administrators are encouraged to contact their local MainSource Bank branch to schedule a presentation for their students.For more information go online to mainsourcebank.com/.last_img

Jill Lynn Davis, 56, of Wellington: June 4, 1958 – Oct. 3, 2014

first_imgJill Lynn DavisJill Lynn Davis, of Wellington, died Friday, October 3, 2014 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington at the age of 56.Jill was born the daughter of Mary Lee (Harvison) and Owen Pendarvis on Wednesday, June 04, 1958 in Wichita.In 1985 Jill and Kenny Davis were united in marriage in Wichita. Together they celebrated nearly 30 years of marriage.Survivors include her husband, Kenny Davis of Wellington, daughter, Candice Diane Foster ofWichita, sons: Robert White Foster and his wife Jeanifer of Derby, Kenneth Allen Davis and his wife Monica of Texas, Ryan Paul Larson of Wellington, Jeremy Wayne Davis and his wife Christina of Wellington, grandchildren: Kori Ann Foster, Shae Lynn Hutton, Tyler Michael Foster, Grant Michael Hutton, Noah Sky Larson, Nadia Loren Larson, Amelia Lynn Larson, Chase Andrew Foster, Sophia Grace Davis, Phoenix Chevelle Davis, sisters: Sonya Davis of Wichita, Jacque Tolle of Haysville, Debbie Pendarvis of Latham, Sue Lloyd of Dayton, Ohio, Carol Tilton of Salem, Oregon, brother, Henry Pendarvis of Dallas, Texas, step-mother, Clyda Pendarvis, step-brothers: Robert Niece and Steve Sapp and a step-sister, Wilma Lou Sapp.She was preceded in death by her mother and step-father, Mary Lee and Paul Sapp and her father, Owen Pendarvis.Memorial Services for Jill will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Foursquare Chapel Church, 5828 South Broadway, Wichita.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info.Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more