Southwestern Utah E. Coli Outbreak has Officials Scrambling as Second Child Dies

A second child has died from an infection with Shiga Toxin-Producing E. coli, or STEC, in the Southwestern Utah E. Coli Outbreak.  The death occurred in Southwestern Utah which had already seen a child succumb to the potentially deadly bacterial infection.  Both children died while hospitalized.

The Southwest Utah Public Health Department is investigating the E.coli bacteria outbreak in Hildale, Utah, and at this time has been unable to identify a likely source. SUPHD’s David Heaton, had this to say to local reporters:

 “All the water testing we’ve done in Hildale has been clean, so we’re focusing all our efforts on contaminated food or exposure to animals.”

Hildale is located in Southwestern Utah just south of Zion National Park on the border with Arizona (at Colorado City).

For more information about the Southwestern Utah E. Coli Outbreak that has taken the lives of two children, or to speak to an E. coli lawyer, call 1-888-335-4901.