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E. coli at Habitat for Humanity dinner?
The Chetek Alert reports that Barron County health officials believe that people who became ill with E. coli infections may have become ill after eating at a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity.
Barron County Health Officer Kaye Thompson and Randy Wilson, Barron County Sanitarian, are asking that any person that participated in the fund-raising dinner and is experiencing symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal cramps, vomiting or fever to contact the Barron County Department of Health and Human Services and to see a physician.
E. coli O157:H7 infections can lead to complications called hemolytic uremic syndrome and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, which can lead to acute kidney failure, central nervous system damage, and impairment of other major organs.