Missouri Health Department
People are getting sick from tick bites from the Lone Star tick, a small brown tick identified by a white mark in the middle of its back.
This fifth case is in the Kansas City area. All five cases in Missouri have been in the western part of the state, none in the St. Louis area.
The latest report of the stomach bug came from a health care provider in central Missouri’s Miller County.
Six of 13 confirmed cases of E. coli in the state are linked to consumption of unpasteurized milk.
The cases were found in Boone, Howard, Cooper and Camden counties.
The ticks were found in the Central part of St. Louis County between the Manchester and Webster Groves area.
The Saint Louis County Health Department has no record of two cases of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. However, Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services does.
The State Lab is testing or has tested 51 samples from individuals suspected to have the illness. So far 26 individuals have laboratory-confirmed E. coli illness.