Dozens in Ohio and Michigan were infected by a mysterious E. coli outbreak, CDC investigating.
CINCINNATI (WKRC) – Scientists are trying to determine the source of an E. coli outbreak in the Midwest.
The CDC is investigating after dozens of people in Ohio and Michigan became infected, it announced Wednesday.
Officials say it was confirmed that 14 people in Ohio and 15 in Michigan got sick from the bacteria.
Nine of those people were hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported.
E. coli symptoms vary from person to person, but often include a mild fever, severe stomach cramps, diarrhea (often bloody), and vomiting.
Sickness can begin anywhere from 1-10 days after eating or drinking something that contains the bacteria.
Most people improve within 5-7 days, but some infections can be severe, or even life-threatening.
Public health and regulatory officials in both states are working with the CDC to identify the food that caused the outbreak.
Once that source is identified, the CDC says investigators will issue a release.
If you experience symptoms, contact your doctor and report it to your local or state health department.