Several children hospitalized following possible E. coli outbreak

The Health Department is investigating what may be an E. coli outbreak that has hospitalized several children, mostly from the same Bakersfield school.  Health Director Dr. B.A. Jinadu declined to name the school and said it’s not even certain the illnesses are E. coli.  But six kindergarteners are sick, some of them hospitalized with the sometimes fatal disease of HUS.  An eighth student is a 10-year-old relative of of one of the kindergarteners.