19 more Marine recruits sickened by E. Coli, 86 recruits still recovering from illness

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Thursday, 19 new cases of E. Coli were reported among Marine recruits, according to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot.

Although 19 new cases were reported, the number of recruits still recovering from the illness fell to 86 Thursday. 

Tuesday, 302 recruits were reportedly undergoing treatment for E. Coli. That number fell again Wednesday as 214 recruits were still undergoing treatment.

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"The command is continuing to take precautionary measures and care for those who are affected," said Brig. Gen. William Jurney, commanding general, MCRD San Diego and the Western Recruiting Region.

The cause of the E. Coli outbreak is still under investigation, according to MCRD.

Public health officials have said the outbreak isn’t affecting the public.

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