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Newport Tennessee E. coli Outbreak Sickens Three

120424043454_ecoli.jpgKBIR reports, three children are in the hospital following an E. coli 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 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.

There have been a few other Day Care E. coli O157:H7 Outbreaks some with severe consequences – hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS):