Well, this just popped into my inbox.
My thought is that it seems odd that with nine cases in the student body, that a location could not be determined. Also, the fact that the Health Departments are looking into other clusters across the country is intriguing.
From: Huntley High School
Date: Thu, Oct 19, 2023, 2:06 PM
Subject: E. coli update from MCDH
|To HHS students and families: Please see below for an update on the e. Coli outbreak from the McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH): “As of October 9, 2023, the outbreak identified within the school has been declared over with no new cases identified/reported for 20 days. At this time, no definitive source for the cluster of illness has been identified. It is noteworthy that this particular strain of STEC identified with this cluster of illness has been linked to similar clusters/cases across the country. Consequently, the ongoing investigation has been elevated to include the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).” We appreciate everyone’s patience and cooperation throughout this process. We care deeply about our HHS school community and empathize with those who were directly and indirectly impacted by this illness. Should you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact MCDH at (815) 334-4510. Thank you. Dr. Belin Principal|