Columbus Ohio public health officials announced today that five local confirmed cases of non-E. coli O157 have all been linked to seven cases of in Michigan. The cases in Central Ohio are linked by DNA fingerprinting (PFGE) to cases in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
In addition, eight probable cases are under investigation in Central Ohio, including some that involves students from The Ohio State University. Health officials in Michigan have seven confirmed and 14 suspected cases.
There have been no reports of any of the thirty-four victims developing hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). Thus far local, state and federal health authorities have not released the source of infection.