The Everett Clinic in Snohomish County, Washington, has discovered a cluster of E-coli cases with 14 of their patients testing positive for the bacteria. Snohomish County health department officials are trying to determine the cause of the infection according to The Seattle Post Intelligencer.
Of the 14 infected patients, only 1 was hospitalized. The patients are from 9 to 75 years of age.
A cluster of 14 cases is rare as Snohomish County usually experiences only 16-20 infections in an entire year.
Children and the elderly are the most vulnerable to becoming seriously ill from the disease. In extreme cases, patients can have severe consequences including kidney failure.
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