Thursday, September 18, 2008

Possible E. coli cases at MSU climb to 14

Marisa Schultz / The Detroit News

 

Source of Article:  http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080918/METRO/809180451/1409/METRO

The number of Michigan State University students who could be stricken by E. coli bacteria has grown from 10 to 14, according the Ingham County Health Department.

Since MSU sent out an alert this week urging students to step forward if they've experienced gastrointestinal illness -- particularly bloody diarrhea -- a number of students have contacted the Ingham County Health Department, said Dr. Dean G. Sienko, head of the health department. However, just four of those students are considered potential E. coli victims, he said.

The new cases involved bouts of bloody diarrhea from last week, lending support to the notion that an E.coli outbreak has been contained.

Meanwhile, at least four of the seven MSU students who were hospitalized have been released from Sparrow Hospital.

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