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Non-E. coli O157:H7 Outbreaks linked to Colorado Prison (E. coli O111) and Ohio and Michigan Mexican Restaurants (E. coli O145)

E. coli Lawyer E. coli AttorneyEleven inmates at Four Mile Correctional Center may be ill with E coli O111 infections. Colorado Department of Corrections spokeswoman Katherine Sanguinetti says three cases have been confirmed, with eight more suspected cases. Officials were working with the state health department to prevent the spread of the bacteria among inmates at the minimum-security prison.

Apparently, an E. coli O145 outbreak is no longer confined to Washtenaw County, Michigan or even the state of Michigan.  Ohio now reports E. coli O154 illnesses in Columbus-area residents, including several students of Ohio State University. Press accounts have indicated that a single Washtenaw county, as yet unnamed Mexican restaurant, is the source of the Washtenaw county portion of this outbreak.  The Ohio and OSU illnesses match the Michigan illnesses.