by in Escherichia Coli (E. coli), Food Borne Illnesses

Seven people are sick with E. coli after eating at Worthy Burger in South Royalton, Vermont. Five of the cases have been confirmed. The restaurant was closed from September 17. 2015 to September 21, 2015, for cleaning. The restaurant has also changed suppliers. Health officials have yet to release any more information about the outbreak, but they say that there is still the threat of more cases of illness.

E. coli are a family of bacteria that live in the intestines of cattle and cause infection in humans. Symptoms of E. coli poisoning may appear between 3 and 10 days after infection. Symptoms include things such as vomiting, bloody diarrhea, and abdominal cramping. E. coli may cause a very serious complication called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). HUS damages red blood cells, which in turn damages the kidneys and can cause kidney damage or failure. If you or a loved one begin showing the symptoms of E. coli poisoning, contact a medical professional.