The Blount Daily Times reports on yet another death caused by E. coli O157:H7 and Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) – this time it is eight-year-old Joseph Coning.  I received an email tonight from his devastated family.

Just a few weeks ago, seven-year-old Abby Fenstermaker died of E. coli O157:H7 and HUS in Ohio.  I will be meeting with yet another anguished family on Father’s Day.

When will it stop?

  • John Munsell

    Do we know what caused these two sicknesses and deaths? Did these two victims ingest e.coli from a swimming pool, at a petting zoo, from food? We simply need to determine causes, and then force the source to clean up its act. John Munsell