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October 18, 1999

E. coli Health Warning Issued In Northeastern Oklahoma

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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