According to the Chaffee County Public Health Department, two children in Salida were recently diagnosed with Escherichia coli (E. coli) and at least three others have reported symptoms that could indicate the illness.

Chaffee County Public Health Department personnel are working with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to investigate the cluster of E. coli illnesses.  Officials said one child was hospitalized and has recovered. At least three others have reported symptoms similar to E. coli illness and testing is in progress for those youths.

A source for the infection hasn’t been determined, officials said.