Sudden increase of E. coli linked to Kentucky children with fast food exposure, health officials say

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT) - The Kentucky Department for Public Health is warning people about a sudden increase in E. coli O103 cases.

The cases were reported between March 5 and 25. Most are in Central Kentucky.

Health officials noted the cases were found in children and teenagers with an "extensive exposure to fast food".

E. coli is not limited to children. One common symptom is acute diarrhea. It is recommended to get medical attention if you think you may have an E. coli infection.

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