Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

North Jersey Girl Sickened in 5-State Outbreak of E. Coli Illness

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

North Jersey Girl Sickened in 5-State Outbreak of E. Coli Illness

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A 13-year-old Essex County girl who became sick with an E.coli infection is part of a national investigation into a five-state outbreak of the disease, believed to be linked to contaminated soy nut butter.

Twelve people have been infected since Jan. 6 in five states: California, Arizona, Maryland, Oregon and New Jersey, said the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. All except one are younger than 18. No deaths have been reported, but half of those infected have been hospitalized. Four developed a type of kidney failure.

The January teen became sick in January.

The CDC said that I.M. Healthy brand soy nut butter is "a likely source of this outbreak."

Child-care centers, schools and other institutions should not serve - and consumers should not eat - I. …

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