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Sarah survived E. coli but still lives with the long-term effects of a foodborne illness

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  • Sarah


Young children, pregnant women, people with compromised immune systems and adults over the age of 65 are usually the ones who contract a foodborne illness. However, healthy people, in the prime of their lives can be infected with a foodborne infection too.

When Sarah contracted E. coli, she was a recently engaged, 25-year-old with a great career. After battling E. coli and its side effects for two years, Sarah is married but decided against having children because of health concerns.

Read Sarah’s story and learn how she handles the long-term consequences of foodborne illness.


If you or a friend has been affected by a foodborne illness, please tell us your story to help #StopFoodborneIllness

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Image Publication | Mon March 12, 2018, 07:00 AM EST

Media Contacts

Cindy Kurman
Public Relations, Kurman Communications, Inc.
Deirdre Schlunegger
Stanley Rutledge
Community Coordinator

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