Woman's Severe Infection Raises E. Coli Fears

Stephanie Smith suddenly fell ill in 2007, but she believed it was only a stomach virus. "I just kept getting sicker and sicker, and my boyfriend at the time brought me to the hospital," Smith said of her ordeal, which was reported Sunday in The New York Times. Her stomach pain turned to seizures and convulsions, and doctors put her into a nine-week coma. When she woke up, Smith, 22, a children's dance instructor, was paralyzed from the waist down. She had a severe food-borne illness caused...Full Story
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