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Officials seek public’s help as E. coli outbreak count doubles

Confirmed E. coli cases linked to a Connecticut goat dairy more than doubled in the past week as health officials renewed calls for public assistance with their investigation. Of the 34 victims confirmed by the state, 28 are children ranging in age from 10 months to 14 years. Eighteen of them are less than 5… Continue Reading

More victims anticipated in E. coli outbreak linked to goat farm

Connecticut health officials expect to see additional victims in an E. coli outbreak linked to a goat farm, even though the operation has been closed to the public since last week. As of March 25 the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) had laboratory confirmation of 15 people with the E. coli O157:H7 strain. Fourteen… Continue Reading

Officials Suspect Pet Goat Was Source of E. Coli

Public health officials in Oregon suspect that the 4-year-old girl who died from an E. coli infection in September was infected by droppings from the family’s pet goat, according to a report by Lynne Terry at The Oregonian. However, lab tests have not been conclusive, and the state health department is still working to try… Continue Reading