The Herald-Sun reports that three young children in Orange County now have been diagnosed with E. coli, and health officials are awaiting lab results on nearly a dozen more.
All three children, a 5-year-old who attends Glenwood Elementary School and two who are in preschool, are doing fine, said Rosemary Summers, the county’s health director.
All three confirmed cases are linked to an E. coli outbreak at a petting zoo at the State Fair. Across the state, public health officials are investigating an outbreak of E. coli that has been confirmed in 35 people and is suspected to have infected 77 others in the state.
Along with the three cases in Orange County, there are 11 more people who were tested after exhibiting symptoms of the illness. Those test results should start trickling back in later this week, Summers said.