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E. Coli Cases Reported In Stephens Co., GA

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State health officials say E. coli has made at least seven people ill in Stephens County, Georgia.

Public health spokesman Dave Palmer told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that no source has been identified.

He said some of those who became ill had to be hospitalized, but all are recovering.

Palmer tells 7 On Your Side that the first case was discovered in the first week of May.

The state is interviewing them to track what and where they've eaten in an attempt to find common patterns.  Officials are also waiting for test results to come back from the state lab.

Health officials say preventive measures include practicing good hand-washing and hygiene, washing raw vegetables, and cooking meat properly.

If you have ongoing diarrhea, Palmer says you should be checked out by a health professional.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

 

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