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Confirmed E. Coli Cases Increase; Other Outbreaks Reported

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Confirmed E. Coli Cases Increase; Other Outbreaks Reported
Since last Thursday, the confirmed cases of E. coli in the St. Louis area have increased from 16 to 30. Investigators still haven't found the source of the contamination.

Four cases of E. coli have been reported in Boone County, Missouri, and aren't thought to be related to the St. Louis outbreak.

[link to blogs.riverfronttimes.com]

Nine E. coli cases confirmed; eight of those ill attended State Fair

The Wake County health department said Wednesday that they have confirmed two additional cases of E. coli infection in an outbreak that has sent three children to intensive care units at area hospitals.

Seven children and two adults have been infected with E. coli and eight of them attended the North Carolina State Fair, Sue Lynn Ledford, community health director for Wake County, said Wednesday. The victims range in age from two months to 62 years old.

[link to www.wral.com]

E.coli found in imported Irish cheddar

Almost 22 tons of imported Irish cheddar cheese was destroyed last week because it was contaminated with E.coli bacteria, the Milk Producers' Organisation (MPO) says.

[link to www.timeslive.co.za]