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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Animals a problem at the fair?
Health officials: Petting zoos potential E. coli source
 
The fairgrounds operated hand-washing stations near the animal areas, but health officials have said there are reports of inconsistent hand-washing during the fair.
By Staff reports
from---shelbystar.com
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Health officials pointed this week toward animal petting zoos as a highly possible source of an E. coli outbreak that now includes 61 cases in an eight-county region around Cleveland County.

As of Wednesday afternoon, that case number included 33 cases of Cleveland County residents and one death, 2-year-old Gage Lefevers.

Officials investigating the outbreak said test results of E. coli cases point toward a strain of the infection that usually comes from cattle, sheep and goats, all of which were present earlier this month at the Cleveland County Fair.
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http://www.shelbystar.com/news/local/animals-a-problem-at-the-fair-1.31864

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