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Chiquita Brand Being Sued For E-Coli Sickness

The recent E-Coli outbreak has resulted in a lawsuit brought against a Cincinnati-based company.

A New York couple filed the lawsuit against Chiquita Brands after their daughter became sick after eating spinach apparently containing E-Coli. Chiquita owns Fresh Express which produced the tainted spinach.

A company spokesperson said that they have not been served with the papers yet and have no comment.

A lawyer for the family said that the girl remains hospitalized and her E-Coli infection is the same strain that is linked to the multi-state outbreak.

Fifteen cases of E-Coli infection have been reported in Ohio and three cases might have been discovered in northern Kentucky. Over 100 cases are being reported nationwide.

One person has died from the outbreak. Olivia Perkins, a 23 month old from Guernsey County Ohio, died in late August.

Extensive DNA testing is being performed on the toddler's E-Coli strain and officials haven't confirmed if her case is related to the spinach.

Perkins also had another sister and two cousins who became ill from suspected E-Coli.

Health officials are reviewing cases back to the beginning of August for a spinach link.

FOX19 News will bring you the latest concerning the outbreak. Check back to FOX19.com for updates.

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