Children recovering from E. coli outbreak

By Daily News • Last Updated 12:01 pm on Monday, November 07, 2011

MAPLE RAPIDS — Two children from the Maple Rapids area are out of the hospital and recovering from E. coli poisoning.
A third adult also is recovering.
But health officials still aren’t sure where or how they contracted the illness. No further cases have been reported.
Dr. Robert Graham, medical director with the Mid-Michigan District Health Department, said the E. coli strain found in the children matches the bacteria from an outbreak that occurred this similar attributed to a meat packing company called McNeese on the east side of the state.
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and Department of Community Health are investigating the cases.
“We’re still looking for the source,” Graham said. “Typically we see it in undercooked meat, unpasteurized milk and unpasteurized cider. We haven’t been able to rule those in or rule them out either.”

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