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Cole Co. E.Coli investigation update

After further testing at the state health lab in Jefferson City, the Cole County Health Department said Tuesday that the notification of presumptive Shiga toxin-producing organism they were given last Wednesday is now considered a "suspect" case.

That's because the lab could not reproduce the positive result that an area hospital had reported.

A second local hospital notified the health department of a case of presumptive E. Coli on Monday. Results from tests in connection with this case are still pending.

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