E. coli

E. coli outbreak
11:58 am
Fri October 28, 2011

Schnucks stores remove some salad bar items amid E. coli concerns

(via Flickr/KOMUnews/Mike Anderson)

The St. Louis region's largest grocery chain is removing some items from its salad bar amid concerns about E. coli, even though investigators still don't know the cause of the outbreak.

Health officials say nearly two dozen people have been sickened by the illness in St. Louis city and four surrounding counties.

Investigators from the state of Missouri and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are in St. Louis to try and determine the cause.

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Developing: St. Louis-area E. coli outbreak
2:48 pm
Thu October 27, 2011

E. coli outbreak strikes St. Louis area

Low-temperature electron micrograph of a cluster of E. coli bacteria, magnified 10,000 times. Each individual bacterium is oblong shaped.
(Via Wikimedia Commons/Eric Erbe, digital colorization by Christopher Pooley, both of USDA, ARS, EMU)

Updated October 28, 1:50 p.m. to update information related to St. Louis City. Updated October 28, 12:30 p.m. to add information about the U.S. CDC team.

An E. coli outbreak has sickened at least 21 people in the St. Louis area.

Confirmed cases include 16 in St. Louis County, two in St. Charles County, two in Jefferson County, and one in St. Clair County in Illinois. The Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services is investigating three suspected cases in St. Louis City. At least nine people in St. Louis County have been hospitalized.

The director of the Saint Louis County Department of Health, Dr. Delores Gunn, confirms that the toxic strain of E. coli is being spread through contaminated food, but says her department is still investigating its origin.

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Morning round-up
9:22 am
Thu October 27, 2011

Morning headlines: Thursday, October 27, 2011

Very little traffic surrounds Busch Stadium as a steady rain falls in St. Louis on October 26, 2011. Game 6 of the 2011 World Series was postponed due to the inclement weather. Game 6 will be play Thursday night.
UPI/Bill Greenblatt

World Series Game 6 tonight at Busch after being postponed due to rain

Last night, Major League Baseball officials postponed Game 6 of the World Series because of the rainy forecast. The Texas Rangers and the Cardinals will play tonight at Busch Stadium starting at 7:05 CST.

Texas leads the Series 3-2. If Game 7 is necessary, it will be played tomorrow night at Busch.

E. coli outbreak in St. Louis County

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