E. coli Outbreak Response

New York, NY
September 22, 2006

Acute kidney failure is one of the more serious complications of E. coli, but if treated immediately, patients can have a full recovery. And so while garbage cans all over America fill up with leftover spinach leaves, the National Kidney Foundation fills in with information about Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS), a condition that can result from E. coli and cause acute kidney failure. If you notice the following symptoms within 24 hours of eating spinach, see a doctor immediately:

-diarrhea (bloody)

-paleness, loss of color in the skin

-loss of energy

The National Kidney Foundation provides a free fact sheet that can be accessed here.