Coli Case in Milwaukee

6/4/11 – An adult has been hospitalized in Milwaukee with what health officials are saying is probably the same strain of E. coli that has made more than 18 hundred people sick worldwide. The adult isn’t being named, but the Milwaukee Health Commissioner says the person traveled from Germany and likely contracted the E. coli there. The victim has a complication which could cause kidney failure. The case hasn’t been confirmed yet. The first patient with the bacteria in Germany was discovered May 1. Since then, 18 people have died. To this point, researchers haven’t been able to single out the food that is responsible for the outbreak.