No conclusive evidence from Maine E. coli tests

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — Health authorities say recently completed tests don’t provide conclusive information in Maine’s investigation into how two children became sick from E. coli bacteria.

Officials say they will send samples to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more comprehensive testing.

State officials said last week that two sickened children carried the same strain of E. coli. Authorities say both children attended the Oxford County Fair last month, but the state is searching for other common factors.

The Sun Journal ( ) reports that 17-month-old Myles Herschaft left the hospital earlier this week. Myles and 20-month-old Colton Guay both contracted hemolytic uremic syndrome after being exposed to E. coli.

Public health authorities confirmed last week that a child died after E. coli exposure, and Colton’s father has identified his son as the victim.


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