E. coli

Local News
6:47 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Petting Zoo Led To E. Coli Outbreak In Cleveland County

Carl Williams, the state's public health veterinarian, uses a laser pointer to show how strains of E. coli found at the petting zoo may have spread to other areas.
Tasnim Shamma

The culprit: the petting zoo.

After more than a month of investigation, state health officials say they've determined what may have led to 106 cases of E. Coli infection and one death.  Investigators say that now that the investigation has been completed, the next step is establishing a task force of state and local health officials and managers.

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4:32 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Goat Prank Results In 6-Month Closure Of Burns High Football Field

The football field at Burns High School in Cleveland County will be closed for most of the rest of the school year, following a prank last week in which someone turned goats loose in the facility.

The six-month closure is out of caution over a recent E. coli outbreak in the county, according to school and state health officials. Read more here in the Charlotte Observer.