Red Flag Warning expires at 6:00 PM on 4/20, issued at 1:38 PM Athol, KY | Beattyville, KY | Bethany, KY | Campton, KY

Lincoln County Kindergarten Students Become Ill

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
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.


Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
Most Popular
KSP: 2 Men Shot During Turkey Hunt, 1 Pronounced Dead
State Police are looking into a shooting in Clay County, where they said three men went turkey hunting Thursday morning and two of them were shot -- one fatally.
Making The Right Decision
Coach Cal wants his players to come back only if it is right for them and their families. Video Video
Lexington PD: Man Goes to Meet Woman, Gets Robbed Instead
A Frankfort man was hoping to meet up a woman he had met online early Saturday morning, but officials said when he got to their meeting spot, he was robbed.
Kentucky Basketball Future Ready To Meet The Present
Incoming Freshmen Call And Implore Freshmen To Stick Around For Second Season At UK Video Video
Customers charged thousands for Mexican food in California
What was supposed to be a cheap bite at a Southern California fast-food restaurant has turned into a small fortune for some customers, as they were mistakenly charged thousands of dollars for burritos, tacos and soft drinks.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.