5-year-old E. coli victim heads home

5-year-old E. coli victim heads home

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by BEN THOMPSON / NBC Charlotte

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WCNC.com

Posted on October 22, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Updated Sunday, Oct 27 at 4:14 PM

CHARLOTTE, NC -- A five year old victim of the recent E. coli outbreak left the hospital Monday evening. 

Dressed like a fairy princess, Hannah Roberts was pulled out in a wagon in front of Levine Children's Hospital.

She and her family left the hospital in a pink Cadillac, Hannah's favorite color.

At points last week, Hannah's parents say things were looking grim.  But they said things started turning around Saturday.

"She's a fighter. She fought and fought and fought.  And she was able to, through the help of the hospital, the doctors, and the nurses, able to fight it off," said father Mike Roberts.

On Monday, state health authorities announced that the number of E. coli cases was at 98, dropping from a 106 last Friday. 

Officials say some of the cases have been ruled out as being connected to the Cleveland County Fair.  

Investigators believe the people who became may have came into contact with an animal at the fair the carried E. coli.

12 people have been hospitalized, one person died.

 

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