Boone County Officials Confirm Another Case of E. Coli

7 years 6 months 20 hours ago Friday, April 20 2012 Apr 20, 2012 Friday, April 20, 2012 11:03:54 AM CDT April 20, 2012 in News
By: Cidney King

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. 

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