3 hospitalized after E. coli outbreak at Tennessee daycare

Posted on April 24, 2012 by


by Doug Powell

WBIR reports three children are in hospital following an E. coli O157 outbreak at a Cocke County daycare facility.

According to the Tennessee Department of Health, three juveniles, all of whom attend the same daycare facility in Newport, were diagnosed with E. coli O157 symptoms.

The source of the bacteria is currently unknown, but managers of the facility are working with investigators, and the families of all children who attend the daycare have been contacted.

State health department officials have not closed the facility, but are continuing to investigate the situation.

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