CBS 3 News reports that health officials have confirmed a case of E. coli in the city of Philadelphia. The announcement comes after a nationwide alert concerning tainted spinach.
CBS 3’s Medical Reporter Stephanie Stahl spoke with an official from the Pennsylvania State Health Department who reports there is a positive case of E. coli. While it has not been officially linked, there is a possibility the latest incent may be connected to the recent E. coli outbreak involving fresh bagged spinach.
Officials said a Philadelphia resident was diagnosed with E. coli, but has since been treated and is recovering.
Nationwide, health officials are warning advising consumers to avoid bagged spinach and to dispose of any suspected produce that may be in their homes. Symptoms of e-coli infection include; abdominal cramps, diarrhea – often with bloody stools, mild fever, nausea, and vomiting.