Suspected Foodborne Illness Strikes 14 in Metro St. Louis, MO Area

Posted on October 27, 2011 by


Yesterday, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has been notified of a suspected food borne illness in the St. Louis metro area. In the past 24 hours, St. Louis County Health Department has had 14 reports of food borne illness.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is assisting local health officials in the investigation, which includes testing for E. Coli at the State Public Health Laboratory in Jefferson City, which has notified the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta.

At this time, the point of origin to the contamination has not been found; but health officials are urging any individuals who have experienced stomach cramps, nausea and diarrhea to seek medical attention.

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