GASTON COUNTY, N.C.-- The E.Coli outbreak possibly linked to a local fair is now blamed for making 21 people sick. Health Officials say the victims include seven adults and 14 children.
They are still looking into the source of the outbreak. A majority of the cases are in Cleveland county.
One of the victims, a two year old Gage Lefevers from Gaston County, died from complication of the infection on Friday. There are also cases in Lincoln and York counties.
The incubation period for E.Coli can be up to 10 days, so health officials do not expect to see any more cases after Tuesday.
Symptoms usually show up three to four days after infection. Stomach cramps, diarrhea and vomiting are the most common symptoms.
You can get E.Coli from raw or under cooked meat. A person who has the bacteria and doesn't wash their hands can also spread it to you.
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