23 of 26 E. Coli Cases Tied to North Carolina State FairFood Safety News
by News Desk | Oct 30, 2011
North Carolina Division of Public Health authorities investigating an outbreak of E. coli say 23 of the 26 people sickened attended the state fair earlier this month, pointing to the fair as the probable source of exposure.
In a news release, the health department said of the 26 cases reported so far, 13 are adults over 18 and 13 are children. Five people -- four children and one adult -- are hospitalized.
Fourteen of the ill people are from Wake County and six are from Sampson County. Single cases of infection have been reported from Cleveland, Durham, Franklin, Johnston, Orange and Wilson counties.
More on this outbreak: North Carolina State Fair E. coli Outbreak (2011)