June 1, 2023

E. coli Outbreak From Cleveland County Fair In NC Grows

The E.coli outbreak associated with the attending the Cleveland County Fair in North Carolina has sickened at least 13 people, according to state health authorities. Of the eight children and five adults who became ill, eight are from Cleveland County, four are from Gaston County and one person is from Lincoln County. Public health officials from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services and health departments in Gaston, Cleveland and Lincoln counties are working together to investigate the E.coli outbreak among those who visited the fair between September 26 and October 7. So far, they have determined that two of those sickened have confirmed  E. coli O157:H7 infections. One of them is a 12 year-old boy who has been hospitalized with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a … [Read more...]

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