Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is working with local health jurisdictions to respond to a multi-county outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 that may be linked to fresh produce.

The outbreak currently includes six confirmed cases across Benton County (1), King County (3), Snohomish County (1) and Walla Walla County (1). DOH is only

The following is a comprehensive description of hemolytic uremic syndrome, its symptoms, and the complications and long-term risks associated with HUS.

*** A glossary of terms can be found at the bottom of this entry. ***

Hemolytic uremic syndrome is a severe, life-threatening complication of an E. coli bacterial infection that was first described in