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E. Coli Traced to NC State Fair Livestock Building

The 21-page case questionnaire used by the North Carolina Division of Public Health to crack an outbreak of E. coli helped investigators to quickly focus on the Kelley livestock building on the State Fair grounds.   They have concluded that the Kelley livestock building, a permanent round-roofed structure where sheep, goats and pigs were exhibited,… Continue Reading

North Carolina Adjusts Outbreak Toll

North Carolina Division of Public Health officials on Monday adjusted downward the number of E. coli illnesses being investigated there. Twenty-four cases, including nine confirmed and 15 suspect cases, are now being reported, compared with 26 announced in the health department’s previous update. Two illnesses listed before are in fact not part of the outbreak,… Continue Reading