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E. Coli Case Confirmed In Boyd County

Posted at 5:11 AM, Apr 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-23 05:12:16-04

BOYD COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– A case of E. coli, that is linked to a multi-state outbreak, has been confirmed in Eastern Kentucky.

The Ashland-Boyd County Health Department confirmed the case.

Health officials say the person did not need to be hospitalized.

Investigators are reporting that ground beef is likely the cause of the food poisoning that has sickened more than 100 people in six states.

The CDC says people can continue to eat ground beef, but the meat should be cooked thoroughly to 160 degrees to kill germs.