Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The “universal precaution,” as defined by the Illinois Department of Public Health, is to simply assume everybody could carry a blood-borne illness.
People who recently bought cantaloupes grown in southwestern Indiana are being advised to throw them out.
The State Lab is testing or has tested 51 samples from individuals suspected to have the illness. So far 26 individuals have laboratory-confirmed E. coli illness.
All five of the people were sickened by eating infected cantaloupe from Jensen Farms of Granada, Colorado.
The program is almost entirely funded by donations
Zygomycosis, now known as mucormycosis, is a fungal infection that spreads rapidly and can be caused by soil becoming embedded under the skin.
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