KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published an update on the beef E. coli outbreak we reported earlier this month, and Tennessee now has 52 cases.
A total of 177 cases have been reported in 10 states, leading to 21 hospital admissions. No deaths were reported.
The last CDC report saw fewer numbers; The growth in reported cases has increased by less than 30 in total. Officials believe the outbreak began in early March.
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65 cases have been reported in Kentucky – most other currently affected states. The initial onset of E. coli infection was mysterious with the unknown source and initially reached six states.
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According to the new report, there are now 10 states in which several cases have been reported, several in the south: Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi , Ohio, USA. Tennessee and Virginia.
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