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'E. coli sickens hundreds on zip line tours in popular resort town' - The Charlotte Observer (July 11, 2018)

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Melanie, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. Melanie

    Melanie Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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  2. ladycatlover

    ladycatlover Moderator Staff Member

    Liverpool, UK
    Very sorry to hear about your friend's son and wife's sickness. I hope they make a fast recovery with no further problems.

    I read about this on ProMed Mail. Latest seems to indicate that norovirus may be one of the pathogens involved. I'm copying the latest post that I got about this below - I have been given permission to re-post from ProMed Mail.

    Message: 1
    Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2018 18:40:13 +0000
    From: promed@promedmail.org
    Subject: PRO/EDR> Gastroenteritis - USA (03): (TN) zipline course
    To: promed-post@promedmail.org, promed-edr-post@promedmail.org

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    A ProMED-mail post
    ProMED-mail is a program of the
    International Society for Infectious Diseases

    Date: Wed 11 Jul 2018
    From: John Dunn <John.dunn@tn.gov> [edited]

    Thank you for your post. In regards to moderator LL's comment, we are
    in agreement. Although we are in the midst of an ongoing outbreak
    investigation, we can provide a brief update. More information will be
    forthcoming about pathogen testing. To date, testing has been
    indicative of fecal contamination of the well. We are in the process
    of collecting and testing stool specimens from ill persons using
    laboratory techniques to identify multiple bacterial, viral, and
    parasitic pathogens. Preliminary findings indicate that norovirus is
    one pathogen contributing to illness. This is consistent with the
    early epidemiological analyses of symptomology, incubation time, and
    duration of illness. Investigation into other possible etiologies and
    sources of transmission including the potential contribution of
    waterborne, person-to-person, and fomite transmission will continue.
    The venue has been cooperative and immediately complied with health
    department requests for patron contact information and interventions
    including switching to bottled water.

    Communicated by:
    John R. Dunn, DVM, PhD
    Deputy State Epidemiologist
    Communicable and Environmental Diseases & Emergency Preparedness
    Tennessee Department of Health,
    Nashville, TN

    [ProMED and this moderator thank Dr. Dunn for his 1st hand information
    regarding this ongoing investigation regarding this large waterborne
    outbreak. - Mod.LL

    HealthMap/ProMED map available at:
    Tennessee, United States: <http://healthmap.org/promed/p/244>]

    [See Also:
    Gastroenteritis - USA (02): (TN) zipline course
    Gastroenteritis - USA: (NC) restaurant-related, E. coli EPEC susp
    Gastroenteritis - USA: (VA) restaurant, susp. norovirus
    E. coli gastroenteritis - USA: (MS) restaurant, EPEC, EAEC
    Gastroenteritis - USA (02): (CA) elderly, fatal, RFI
    Gastroenteritis - USA: (CA) elderly, fatal, RFI
    Undiagnosed gastroenteritis - USA: (OH) resort, RFI

  3. Melanie

    Melanie Senior Member (Voting Rights)


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