The Buffalo Trace District Health Department has confirmed three cases of E. coli poisoning in the area.

According to Tim Stump, director of the district health department, the three individuals reside in Bracken and Fleming counties but were all diagnosed at Meadowview Regional Medical Center. All three individuals are juveniles, Stump said, and two are believed to be still hospitalized.

There have been reports of as many as seven cases of E. coli poisoning, but Stump said he is only aware of, and has only confirmed, the three.