E. coli Health Warning Issued In Northeastern Oklahoma
October 18, 1999
The Oklahoma State Department of Health issued a
warning on the week of October 13, warning persons in northeastern Oklahoma not to drink
unpasteurized apple cider produced by the Livesay Orchards in Porter, OK. The cider has
been associated with cases of E. coli gastroenteritis in the Tulsa area.
The product is sold in one-half gallon and one
gallon containers and is labeled as apple cider produced at Livesay Orchards.
E. coli gastroenteritis can result in diarrhea
(occasionally bloody), hemolytic uremic syndrome, and possibly death. This disease is more
severe in children, the elderly, and the immunocompromised. Health officials advise anyone
who has consumed the cider and now has diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain to contact
their primary care physician.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health recommends
disposal of the leftover cider.
A fact sheet on E. coli in pdf format may be found
on the Oklahoma State Health Dept. site here:
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