Ohio E. coli outbreak toll rises to 75; 14 hospitalized, 3 HUS

The E. coli O157 outbreak associated with a picnic in Germantown, Ohio has now sickened at least 75 people with 14 in hospital.

A 4-year old female, a 14-year old male, and a 73-year old male have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and are in serious medical condition.

Estimates are that as many as 300 people may have attended an annual customer appreciation picnic held by Neff’s Lawn Care, 9400 Ekhart Road, on July 3. Of the ill, 18 have been confirmed as being infected by E. coli O157.

Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County officials are asking anyone who got sick after attending the picnic to call (937) 225-4460 to report their illness.