Unexplained Outbreak of E. Coli 0157:H7 in Humboldt County
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When two more cases surfaced last month, routine lab tests sent to the state Department of Public Health revealed all four cases came from a strain of E. coli known as 0157:H7.
[not seen in California before]
Three of the Humboldt County cases progressed to hemolytic uremic syndrome, or HUS, a serious complication of an E. coli infection characterized by acute kidney failure and anemia caused by the destruction of red blood cells.