Nearly a month ago an E. coli outbreak prompted Kentucky health officials to launch an investigation. As of a week ago there were five confirmed cases among children in Kentucky and a sixth case is believed to be related and is under investigation.

The confirmed cases are in Boone (1), Oldham (1) and Hardin (3) counties. The children range from 18 months to 6 years old.  All children suffered from hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).

As of Thursday, the Department of Public Health said the source of the infection was still unknown.

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