TITTABAWASSEE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Corrections says an outbreak of illness at Saginaw Correctional Facility appears to have peaked.
MLive.com reports (http://bit.ly/Q32UBq ) recent illnesses linked to E. coli sickened 89 prisoners and seven staff members, up from about 20 prisoners first reported ill.
Department spokesman John Cordell says no new cases were reported earlier this week. Most of the cases were reported Aug. 27-30.
The prison is in Saginaw County's Tittabawassee Township, northwest of Saginaw. It remains under a medical quarantine because of the illnesses.