KDKA TV reports that a child from Mercer, Pennsylvania has died, likely of hemolytic uremic syndrome caused by E. coli O157:H7.
The State Health Department has confirmed that a young child from the area has died from E. coli. The state is investigating the death and has alerted local hospitals to be on the look out for other cases.
The Health Department says this appears to be an isolated case and not related to any recent scares. Officials are not releasing the child’s identity.