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Ground beef suspected in Vermont E. coli cases – Toddler in Liberal, Kansas, Tanner Strickland, dies of E. coli; brother still sick

Eight people have been diagnosed with food-borne illnesses possibly linked to undercooked ground beef.  Health officials say none of people sickened required hospitalization.  The E. coli bacteria cases were reported in Chittenden and Washington counties and by a visitor who had traveled the state.

Liberal, Kansas Mayor Joe Denoyer said an 18-month-old Liberal boy has died from an E. coli infection and the toddler’s brother is recovering from the disease.  Denoyer said Tanner Edgar Strickland died Wednesday at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita and his brother is listed as stable.  Mayor Joe Denoyer said an 18-month-old Liberal boy has died from an E. coli infection and the toddler’s brother is recovering from the disease.  Denoyer said Tanner Edgar Strickland died Wednesday at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita and his brother is listed as stable.