Mon., May 20, 2013 10:00am (EDT)

At Least 7 Have E. Coli In Stephens County
By Associated Press
Updated: 1 year ago

ATLANTA  —  
State health officials say E. coli has made at least seven people ill in Stephens County. Public health spokesman Dave Palmer said that no source has been identified. He said some of those who became ill had to be hospitalized, but all are recovering. (Photo Courtesy of Steven Crawford via Flickr.)
State health officials say E. coli has made at least seven people ill in Stephens County. Public health spokesman Dave Palmer said that no source has been identified. He said some of those who became ill had to be hospitalized, but all are recovering. (Photo Courtesy of Steven Crawford via Flickr.)
State health officials say E. coli has made at least seven people ill in Stephens County.

Public health spokesman Dave Palmer said that no source has been identified. He said some of those who became ill had to be hospitalized, but all are recovering.

The state is interviewing them to track what and where they've eaten in an attempt to find common patterns.

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