According to Nathan Vickers of KCTV, recently there have been three cases of Hemolytic uremic syndrome, or HUS, diagnosed and treated in Wichita, Kansas, and now one in Kansas City.  The likely cause E. coli O157:H7.


Post-diarrheal Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome is a severe, life-threatening complication that occurs in about 10% of those infected with Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157:H7 or other Shiga toxin-producing E. coli. That means that there is a bit of a statistical oddity or there are some 40 others ill out there.