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NC Officials Suspect E. Coli Infection in Three Children

Health officials in North Carolina’s Davidson County now say they are investigating illnesses in three children possibly infected with E. coli. The news on Monday came after officials already reported two children sick over the weekend.

The first two children attend Tyro Middle School and were both hospitalized Friday after suffering from severely bloody diarrhea and hemolytic uremic syndrome, a kidney disease associated with severe E. coli infections.

The third child has not been hospitalized and does not attend the same school as the first two patients.

Officials appear to still be investigating the outbreak.

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