Make Our Food Safe
07/26/2010

"Kids most vulnerable in E. Coli outbreaks"

The Sacramento Bee | Marjie Lundstrom

"If history is any lesson, the state's latest round of contaminated food products will hit one population the hardest: Kids under 5.

A study by the California Department of Public Health shows that the rate of E. coli infection cases in 2008 was at least 12 times higher in children ages 1 to 4 than in adults 25 and 54.The study, which analyzed Escherichia coli outbreaks between 2001 and 2008, found that children in that age group were consistently more susceptible to the bacteria..."

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