One dead, 11 sickened in Oklahoma E. coli outbreak

The Tulsa World is reporting that one person died and 11 others are suffering from illnesses, possibly related to E. coli, and remain hospitalized.

Leslea Bennett-Webb, communications director for the Oklahoma Department of Health, confirmed at least 10 people were taken to the hospital after eating at a restaurant in Locust Grove, and that between 12 to 20 more people in Beggs, Pryor and Bixby were treated at various Northeast Oklahoma hospitals with similar symptoms this past week.

The story says these illnesses are a very severe and bloody form of diarrhea.

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