Mystery E. coli cases span all of Ohio and have put four in the hospital (complete list)

So far 34 people have reported the illness but officials say there are likely more.
Published: Aug. 19, 2022 at 10:21 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The CDC is asking people in Ohio and Michigan to help them solve the mystery of a new E. coli outbreak that has made at least 34 people sick so far, and sent nine of them to the hospital.

According to the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) the following counties have reported cases linked to this out break, based on data from Aug. 19:

  • Wood (7)
  • Lorain (3)
  • Lucas (2)
  • Mahoning (2)
  • Cuyahoga (2)
  • Clermont (1)
  • Franklin (1)
  • Summit (1)

The age range of those testing positive in Ohio is from 8 to 82 years-old according to ODH, with four people needing to be hospitalized.

The question is what is making people sick, and the CDC has provided a link for people who think they might be ill to report everything they’ve eaten in the past week.

So far, the CDC is reporting 19 cases in Ohio and 15 in Michigan with no deaths in either state.

Here are the symptoms to lookout for, according to the CDC, and if you have them, you should contact:

  • Diarrhea and a fever higher than 102°F
  • Diarrhea for more than 3 days that is not improving
  • Bloody diarrhea
  • So much vomiting that you cannot keep liquids down
  • Signs of dehydration, such as: Not peeing much Dry mouth and throat Feeling dizzy when standing up