5 sick from E. coli O157 in Texas; 2 kids critical

The Brazos County Health Department and the Texas Department of State Health Services are investigating five cases of a possible fatal strand of E. coli found in Brazos County residents.

The health department confirms that two children, both of whom are related, are in the hospital. Sources tell us that they are in critical condition and have been put on dialysis at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. Three local adults have also been confirmed to have E. coli. All cases have been confirmed within the last week by the health department, the most recent coming Monday.

Three additional local cases are also under investigation, but have yet to be confirmed.