A Dixon, CA child died of an E. coli infection late Thursday, according to Solano County Public Health officials. They were investigating the death along with testing on a second Dixon child who displayed some symptoms but is now home and "doing well."
"It is a tragedy to lose a child and our hearts and prayers go out to this child’s family and friends," said Dr. Ronald Chapman, MD, MPH, Health Officer and Deputy Director in a press release . "Public Health is investigating the death to see if we can identify where or how the minor contracted the E. coli infection. Sometimes an investigation can point to a probable cause and in other cases, the source of the infection remains unknown."
Solano Public Health staff are back-tracking the minor’s activities, food sources, and water sources, and are in close communication with the State laboratory which is testing blood samples to determine the specific strain of E. coli.
Both water districts in Dixon have been testing upstream and downstream from the dead child’s home with negative results for E. coli.