By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
San Diego County health officials reported Friday on two new probable cases of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) that may be related to animals at the San Diego County Fair.
The two new probable cases are:
- A 2-year-old who visited the fair and reported contact with animals on June 22, became ill on June 26 and was not hospitalized.
- A 4-year-old who visited the fair and reported contact with animals on June 21, became ill on June 29 and is currently hospitalized.
To date, four confirmed and three probable cases have been recorded, including one death.
“The investigation is ongoing, and even though the fair is over, there are likely more cases that will be reported,” said Dean Sidelinger, M.D., MSEd, interim deputy County public health officer. “This isn’t unusual for a public health investigation. We have asked local doctors to be on the lookout for symptoms of STEC.”
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