70 now sick: E. coli or Cryptosporidium linked to apple cider at Illinois fair

Apple cider served at the Pike Country Color Drive that happened in Pike County, Illinois has now sickened at least 70 people.

powell_kids_ge_sweet_corn_cider_00Health officials have already sent out a warning to those purchasers during the event and even advised health care providers to check for E. coli and Cryptosporidium, as these could be the reasons as well. As of the moment, they haven’t confirmed any information regarding the exact cause of those foodborne illnesses

A list of cider and juice-related outbreaks — 84 outbreaks leading to over 3,500 illnesses going back to 1924 – is available here.