Updated October 31. 2008 1:53PM
E-coli breaks out in
GateHouse News Service
Fri Oct 31, 2008, 03:04 PM CDT
Source of Article: http://www.macombjournal.com/news/x635421107/E-coli-breaks-out-in-Hancock-County
Recently discovered cases of
e-coli in southeast
On Thursday Illinois Department
of Public Health spokesperson Melanie Arnold said the
She said health officials have
determined that one of the two confirmed
'They don't believe they had
any common contact,'
The Hancock County Health
Department isn't releasing details about the local case.
The state health department recommends washing hands thoroughly with soap and water before and after eating and before and after fixing any foods, especially raw meat.
The major symptom of e-coli contact is diarrhea followed by stomach cramps and chills. Symptoms typically start three to four days after exposure but can be between two and eight days.
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