posted on Aug, 29 2004 @ 08:54 PM
CHICAGO, Illinois (Reuters) -- Contaminated wells may be the source of the mystery illness that has stricken more than 1,000 visitors to an Ohio
island getaway in Lake Erie, authorities said Friday.
E. coli, a bacteria found in fecal matter, was found in six wells belonging to a deli, a winery, resort cabins, a cave that is a tourist attraction
and two residences on South Bass Island, Jay Carey of the Ohio Department of Public Health said.
The contamination with E. coli may indicate the presence of the three types of bacteria and one virus identified in 19 of the 1,054 people sickened so
far, Carey said. Fourteen of the cases were traced to the bacteria campylobacter, which causes thousands of illnesses each year in the United
I work with people who were on the island recently, they didn't get sick, but have been worried.
Anyone else close by, been to the island lately ?
by the way, I have not.