Lincoln County Kindergarten Students Become Ill

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Updated: 4/26/2012 11:21 pm
Three kindergartners from the same classroom at Stanford Elementary are part of an E. coli investigation.

Officials with Lincoln County Schools are working with health department and regional epidemiologist.

Two of the three children have been treated at UK Hospital. One is confirmed to have E. coli.

According to officials, the cafeteria at Stanford Elementary was recently inspected and had a high rating. The health department inspected the cafeteria again today, but there is still no known cause.

ABC 36 has some tips from the centers for disease control and prevention on how to prevent e-coli:

1. Wash your hands thoroughly after using the bathroom or changing diapers, before preparing or eating food, and after contact with animals.

2. Cook meats thoroughly; ground beef and meat that has been needle-tenderized should be cooked to a temperature of at least 160 degrees Fahrenheit/70 degrees Celsius.

3. Avoid raw milk, unpasteurized dairy products, and unpasteurized juices like fresh apple cider.

4. Avoid swallowing water when swimming or playing in lakes, ponds, streams, swimming pools, and backyard children's pools.

5. And prevent cross contamination in food preparation areas by thoroughly washing hands, counters, and cutting boards.


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