An E. coli outbreak in Sisseton, SD has sickened eight children, some of whom have been hospitalized. Young children are at high risk for E. coli infections and a severe complication associated with them called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a form of kidney failure.

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State health officials are still working to identify the source of the outbreak in the rural community with a population of about 2,500 located in the northeastern corner of the state. They are looking for common exposures the children had.

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Symptoms of an E. coli infection include diarrhea that can be watery or bloody and abdominal cramps. These symptoms usually develop within 72 hours of exposure. Anyone in Sisseton who has these symptoms should see a doctor right away.

In addition to foods such as leafy greens, nut butters and ground beef, recent E. coli outbreaks affecting a significant number of children have been linked to unpasteurized milk, exposure to animals at petting zoos, and poor employee hygiene in daycare settings.

The E. coli attorneys at Pritzker Hageman have represented clients in each of these outbreak scenarios. And our firm is one of the few in the U.S. that has won multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts for people sickened in these outbreaks, including a $7.5 million for a little girl who lost kidney function after contracting an E. coli infection.

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