2 more E. coli cases confirmed in Wisconsin school

Health types are investigating two recently confirmed cases of E. coli O157 in children who attend Abe Lincoln Elementary School in Monroe, Wisconsin.

At this time, it is unknown whether these new cases are related to the previous cluster of E. coli cases that occurred in August and early September in Green County.

The Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene is performing testing to determine the genetic strain of these recent cases.

The Monroe School District has informed students and parents in the district of the recent cases and provided information on signs and symptoms of E. coli O157 infection and strategies to reduce the spread of E. coli.

Green County Health Department and Wisconsin Division of Public Health are interviewing parents and guardians to try to identify possible sources of these E. coli infections. Area health care providers have been alerted to the new cases of E. coli in Green County.