Health officials say an E. coli outbreak that began with people who ate at a southwest Ohio picnic has reached 68 cases, and three people are in serious condition.
The illnesses were first reported in Germantown, southwest of Dayton, after a July 3 customer appreciation picnic for a lawn care business.
A spokesman for the Montgomery County health department says more than a dozen people have been hospitalized. A 4-year-old girl, a 14-year-old boy and a 73-year-old man remained hospitalized Tuesday with complications from the bacteria.
This is Bill Felker with Poor Will’s Almanack for the fourth week of middle summer.
Followed by Sirius, the Dog Star, the constellation Orion accompanies the Dog Days of Middle Summer as he moves invisibly into the center of the southern sky at noon. A simple star chart reveals all this, but the land itself gives plain cues about the heavens.
Global climate change has caused unprecedented changes to the Arctic environment, especially a rapid decrease in the summer sea ice sheet. While perilous to the survival of the iconic polar bear, many humans are watching these changes with an eye to what riches an open Arctic Ocean might bring forth: in oil and gas, mining, and open-water transportation. Five countries can lay claim to the potential wealth of the Arctic Ocean: Canada, Denmark, Norway, Russia, and the United States.