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12th New E. coli Case In Columbus, Ohio Area

The 12th case of E. coli in the Columbus, Ohio area has health officials officially calling it an outbreak.

They say none of the cases have a a genetic link to the 52-year old Gahanna, Ohio who died from E. coli compliations on May 27th.

But since then, central Ohio has seen a dozen more cases and they are searching for a source of the bacteria.

The Columbus Dispatch says a team of health departments that includes the city of Columbus; Delaware, Fairfield and Franklin counties; and the state has come together to investigate the outbreak.

The new case is from Fairfield County.

Also, a fourth case was genetically linked to three others through state lab testing, meaning that those cases — all discovered within Franklin County — are likely from the same source.
More from the Dispatch story can be found here.

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