E. coli outbreak sparks warning about raw milk, ground beef
The E. coli outbreak in southwest Utah that has already killed two is growing, and public health officials there have warned people to avoid consuming raw milk or recently purchased ground beef.
Officials with the Southwest Utah Public Health Department initially reported six victims in a July 3 health alert. As of Tuesday, 11 victims had been confirmed. Most of the victims are children.
The source of the outbreak in Holdall, UT, remains under investigation, according to health department spokesman David Heaton who is quoted in local media reports.
Heaton told the Salt Lake Tribune newspaper on Tuesday that the