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Forest Ranch E. coli Outbreak Linked to Fire Department Fundraiser Sickens Olivia Titus and a Dozen Others

The number of people infected in Forest Ranch, California with E. coli rose to 13 Thursday and that number is expected to climb.  Six-year-old Olivia Titus is one of more than a dozen cases linked to a Fireman’s fundraiser earlier this month in Forest Ranch.

A few questions to answer:

1. Who supplied the meat? Who supplied the lettuce?

2. Other than the 13 people sicken who attending this fundraiser, are there any others ill anywhere else who share the same genetic fingerprint (PFGE) E. coli?