Washtenaw County Reports Illness Due To E. Coli

May 14, 2014

Ecoli
Scanning electron micrograph of Escherichia coli, grown in culture and adhered to a cover slip.
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  Michigan health officials say they have five confirmed cases of people getting sick from the eColi bacteria, including one in Washtenaw County.

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Washtenaw County Public Health epidemiologist Laura Bauman says the local victim appears to have gotten sick after eating an under-cooked hamburger at a restaurant.  She says the victim has since recovered.

Bauman says it's important to make sure any meat or chicken you throw on the grill this summer is thoroughly cooked.