The Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College, PA, has confirmed two cases of E. coli in the area. One reportedly involves a local high-school student, but no information was available on the other. It has been identified as enterohemorrhagic E. coli, a Shiga toxin-producing strain. The two E. coli cases have been reported to the Pennsylvania Department of Health as required, but no further information on the individuals involved has been released. Symptoms of E. coli infection include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea and vomiting. E. coli infection can progress to a life-threatening situation if the person develops hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS). For more information on E. coli infection, see the CDC website at: