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Amarillo Linked to E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak

babies-in-diapers-posters.jpgThe Amarillo Department of Health confirmed late Wednesday afternoon they are investigating seven confirmed cases of E. coli 0157:H7.

A spokesperson for the department said that all current reported cases are with children and that no specific food has been linked to the outbreak. Four of the seven kids were hospitalized. While the investigation into the outbreak is ongoing, health officials said possible sources could include international travel, exposure to infected animals and human-to-human contact with infected individuals. Area physicians have been told about the outbreak and are working with the public health department to quickly identify any additional cases and potential risk factors.

  • Minkpuppy

    Amarillo has a large beef slaughter plant and is surrounded by feedlots. There’s no telling where the bug came from.

  • Amatx

    Why is the word “daycare” in the headline of this article? Very misleading, if not deceitful. A good way to get the attention of potential readers who have children who go to daycare possibly? Please correct this and refrain from such deceptions in the future.

  • pedidiva

    I heard that the kids infected all attended First Baptist Church (downtown) nursery. Seems like the AGN & Health Dept would come right out & say which childcare facility it was.
    The did not give IHOP such a break.