CDC Reports ‘Fast-moving’ E. Coli Outbreak in Ohio and Michigan
Many are ill and hospitalized
A "fast-moving" E. coli outbreak in Michigan and Ohio has left 29 people ill and nine of them hospitalized, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Wednesday.
In an urgent public announcement aimed at finding the source of the outbreak, the CDC said no deaths had occurred. No food source has been identified, the CDC said, meaning the number of people falling sick could increase. So far, 15 people in Michigan and 14 people in Ohio have been infected, the CDC said.
In a separate news release, Michigan's health department said it had received 98 reports of E. coli cases this month — up from 20 in August last year. Natasha Bagdasarian, the chief medical executive at the department, said the "significant jump in cases is alarming." The Ohio Department of Health did not immediately reply to a request for comment.
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