New Developments on E. Coli Outbreak at Lebanon Goat Farm - NBC Connecticut

New Developments on E. Coli Outbreak at Lebanon Goat Farm

Health Officials Continue to Investigate E. Coli Outbreak

The Lebanon farm linked to the outbreak is temporarily closed to the public (Published Friday, March 25, 2016)

 The goat farm in Lebanon that may potentially be linked to an E. coli outbreak has been given two stipulations by the health department, the owner told NBC Connecticut. 

Oak Leaf Dairy Farm is no longer allowed to have the public visit its goats and may not distribute unpasteurized products, Mark Reynolds, the farm's owner, said. 

Reynolds said the outbreak has already started affecting his wholesale business. He said he had never had E. coli linked to his farm before. 

The Department of Health and other agencies began to investigate Oak Leaf Dairy Farm after seven people contracted E. coli.

Six of those people were children who visited the farm and petted the goats. 

Connecticut Children's Medical Center said two patients have been diagnosed with Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS), which attacks the body's kidneys and is associated with the E. coli infection.

The DPH agency said they are bringing experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta to help investigate the outbreak.

The DPH is asking anyone who visited Oak Leaf Dairy to contact them.

   

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