Boone County Officials Confirm Another Case of E. Coli
COLUMBIA - The Missouri State Public Health Lab (SPHL) has confirmed an additional case of E. coli in a Boone County resident, bringing Boone County's number of cases to four. Boone County's fourth case is a child, under age 18, who did require hospitalization but is no longer hospitalized.
The following is an overview of Boone County's cases:
*The four cases range in age from 2-31 years old
*Two cases required hospitalization
*Two cases are in persons under 18 years of age
*All four cases consumed unpasteurized milk from the same Howard County farm. After extensive investigation, this remains the only known link between the cases.
The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services continues to advise residents on the dangers of consuming unpasteurized dairy products.