The Alabama Department of Public Health says the E. coli outbreak in Lee County has climbed to 15 illnesses with thirteen children and two adults now ill.

Each of the victims either played in the Splash Park or swam in the pool at the Opelika SportsPlex and Aquatic Center between June 4 and June 22, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health, and all have severe gastrointestinal illness.

ADPH says five children have been confirmed positive for E. coli; four children were initially hospitalized and two remain hospitalized.