Cape Coral HospitalThe list of children suffering from hemolytic uremic syndrome, or HUS, as a result of contracting a rare strain of the E. coli bacteria keeps growing. A Charlotte County girl has been admitted to Cape Coral Hospital and has now tested positive for HUS. Four other children from Charlotte are waiting for test results to see if they too have HUS.
The Charlotte children are now part of 22 people confirmed with HUS in Florida who contracted the E. coli infection or the kidney disease after visiting petting zoos at the Central Florida Fair in Orlando or the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City. In addition, there are 24 adults and children who are suspected of having been infected.