Tennessee Investigates Outbreaks of Three E. Coli Strains

While attention remains focused on Germany, there are three different E. coli outbreaks in Tennessee. The state is tracking recently confirmed cases involving O157, O103, and O169.

Meanwhile Germany’s 0104:H4 outbreak has now killed 37 people, and another hundred people will require kidney transplants.

2011 may go down as the year in which a half-dozen previously disregarded E. coli strains became as feared as O157:H7.