1 dead, 37 sickened from E. coli tied to NC fair

SHELBY, N.C. (AP) - October 15, 2012

The state Department of Health and Human Services said Monday that 22 children and 16 adults who attended the Cleveland County Fair have gotten sick.

Officials say a North Carolina child died last week and seven people have needed hospital treatment. Gaston County Health Director Chris Dobbins says three people are on dialysis and four developed a type of kidney failure.

The nine-day fair ended Oct. 7. Health officials say symptoms of E. coli infection could come up to 10 days after exposure and can include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea and vomiting.

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