Sixteen cases of E-Coli-related illness were confirmed in southwestern Washington and northern Oregon since last week, including ten children.
The two children who became the most seriously sick during an outbreak of E-Coli are improving, but remain hospitalized with hemolytic uremic syndrome, which can cause kidney failure.

The outbreak has been tied to raw milk from Dee Creek Farm, a small family dairy near Vancouver.
The Agriculture Department has shut down the farm’s dairy operation because they did not have the proper license.