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Washington State Officials Investigate Outbreak of Infections Caused by E. coli

September 8, 2022

An outbreak of infections from E. coli is under investigation in Seattle, Washington state. There have been several patients confirmed in the outbreak. All seven are from East African communities within the county. Genetic fingerprinting results (whole genome sequencing) indicate that all seven ill people have the same genetic strain meaning they likely have a common source of infection, according to public health officials.

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