E. coli http://wunc.org en State Fair To Make Changes To Prevent E.coli Infections http://wunc.org/post/state-fair-make-changes-prevent-ecoli-infections <p>The state Department of Agriculture is making some changes at this year's State Fair. Twenty-five people became sick from E.coli contamination after last year's fair concluded. A task force was formed by State Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler to explore ways to keep infections from happening again. Some food vendors are being moved from areas where competition animals are kept. Troxler says a better effort is being made to limit human and animal contact.<br> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 22:30:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 1941 at http://wunc.org State Fair Outbreak Traced To Livestock Building http://wunc.org/post/state-fair-outbreak-traced-livestock-building <p>Officials say a livestock building at the State Fair is the likely source of an E-coli outbreak that made 27 fairgoers sick.<br><br>State officials say their investigation doesn't point to any specific animal or breed of animal. But they're confident the bacteria came from the Kelley building at the fairgrounds, where cows, goats and sheep were housed. Megan Davies is the state epidemiologist.<br> Thu, 10 Nov 2011 22:45:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 7245 at http://wunc.org State Officials Report Nine E. Coli Cases http://wunc.org/post/state-officials-report-nine-e-coli-cases <p>State officials investigating an outbreak of E-Coli say there are now nine confirmed cases of the bacterial infection. Fifteen more possible cases are being investigated. All 24 of those people attended the state fair. The venue is believed to be the source of the outbreak, but a direct cause has not been confirmed yet. Dr. Megan Davies is North Carolina's state epidemiologist. Tue, 01 Nov 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 7289 at http://wunc.org