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29 people infected, 9 hospitalized, with E. coli in Ohio and Michigan

Added 08-18-22 05:03:01pm EST - “The Centers for Disease Control is investigating and helping mitigate an E. coli outbreak in two Midwestern states.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “29 people infected, 9 hospitalized, with E. coli in Ohio and Michigan”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The Centers for Disease Control is investigating and helping mitigate an E. coli outbreak in two Midwestern states.

So far, 29 people — 15 from Michigan and 14 from Ohio — have been infected, with nine hospitalizations. The food source is not yet known.

Whole genome sequencing from the infected people suggests that the outbreak originated from the same food.

“The true number of sick people in this outbreak is likely higher,” with both states reporting large increases in the number of infected individuals, the CDC warned in its media statement.

The 14 Ohio cases were “reported in Clermont, Cuyahoga, Franklin, Wood, Lorain, Lucas, Mahoning and Summit counties,” an Ohio Department of Health spokesperson told WBNS-TV, the CBS affiliate in Columbus.

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