Minnesota E. coli O111 Outbreak Sickens 13

July 14, 2014 7:21 PM

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Minnesota E. coli O111 Outbreak Sickens 13

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is investigating 13 cases of E. coli O111. All of the illnesses were caused by the same genetic strain, as determined by laboratory testing.

The ill persons are not related, which indicates the illnesses result from a widely distributed food item. This genetic strain of E. coli O111 has not been seen in the United States until this outbreak.

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