In Ohio, 26 cases of suspected botulism; 1 other has been confirmed as botulism; 1 person dead

April 24, 2015 2:58 PM

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The number of suspected cases of botulism tied to a church potluck has increased slightly as Ohio health officials work to test more than 20 samples of food to pinpoint the outbreak's source.

The Ohio Department of Health said Friday that 26 people are suspected of having botulism after a potluck dinner last weekend at Cross Pointe Free Will Baptist Church in Lancaster. In another case, tests have confirmed that person has botulism.

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