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Germantown Ohio E. coli Victim Develops Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

According to the Dayton & Montgomery County Health Department, as a result of eating food at a picnic at Neff’s Lawn Care in Germantown, at least 62 individuals have become ill. Of those, 13 have been hospitalized. Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County is continuing an investigation into the cause of the foodborne outbreak. Estimates are that as many as 300 people may have attended an annual customer appreciation picnic held by Neff’s Lawn Care, 9400 Ekhart Road, on July 3. Of the ill, 11 have been confirmed to be infected by E. coli O157:H7. One four year old girl is in critical condition, experiencing hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a disease that destroys red blood cells, and is the most common cause of sudden, short-term-acute-kidney failure in children.