Kidney from a case of HUS due to E. coli - Photo credit:

Characterizing Long-Term Health Outcomes and Health Related Quality of Life Among Families Affected by Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS)

Foodborne pathogens can lead to acute and chronic illness but little is known about the psychosocial costs to the individuals sickened and their families. To fill this knowledge gap, we surveyed families of individuals who developed HUS, a serious complication that can develop during acute foodborne disease. Results will improve burden of disease estimates as well as clinical management of HUS patients.

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Collaborators: OSU College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, College of Education and Human Ecology

Timeline: October 2018 – October 2020

Funding Source: Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention