E-Coli Update

While the recent unexpected E-coli-related death of a young Southwest Virginia child is alarming, the health officials want it understood the case was most likely not connected to the deadly outbreak in Europe. The Virginia Department of Health reports some illnesses and deaths caused by the bacteria are NOT that unusual in the Commonwealth.  But as Virginia Public Radio’s Tommie McNeil reports, they also say it’s imperative for the public to know how to recognize and deal with E-coli-related problems.

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