E.coli outbreak spreads to 6 states

E.coli outbreak spreads to 6 states

E.coli outbreak spreads to 6 states

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by WHAS11

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Posted on June 12, 2012 at 6:57 AM

(WHAS11) -- A deadly E. coli outbreak in the southeast has spread to six states leaving 14 people ill  and one child dead.

All of the illnesses are from the same strain of bacteria and they happened within a month of one another.

The largest cluster of cases is in Georgia, with five total.

The cause of the outbreak is still unknown. Experts say the source is likely from meat or poultry.
 

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