For the first time the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has confirmed at least some of theE. colicases in central Missouri have been linked to raw milk.
The cases started more than a week ago when the state issued a health advisory. Since then the state has revised upward its list of confirmed cases and the counties they've been linked to.
Until now the state would only say raw dairy products were a possible risk factor in some of the cases.
Today Gena Terlizzi, from the DHSS told KSPR News 6 of the confirmed total of 13E. colicases have been linked to raw milk from a farm in Howard county. Howard county includes Fayette, MO and is just northwest of Columbia, MO.
The cases were confirmed in counties throughout central Missouri including Camden county at Lake of the Ozarks, Randolph county which includes Moberly, and Jackson county which includes Kansas City.