‘We love Hubers’ Kentucky E. coli cases linked

The three cases of E. coli on the Indiana-Kentucky border are genetically linked and they all visited Huber’s Orchard and Winery.

Two are Louisville residents, one is from Indiana.  Some parents believe their children got sick from the Huber’s petting zoo, but the health huber'sdepartment won’t confirm that.

Last week, Huber’s released a statement saying an inspection by the Clark County Health department found no link to Huber’s.  But that inspection only focused on food.

The Health Department says the three who got sick each visited Huber’s between September 20th and September 28th.

A parent named Kirby, who doesn’t want his last name used, says his five-year-old daughter Peyton contracted E. coli after touching the animals and had scraped her arm at the petting zoo.  She washed her hands, but still became sick and was at Kosair Children’s Hospital for six days.

When asked how he felt knowing that the three cases were linked to Huber’s Orchard and Winery, Kirby replied, “That’s something we knew from the beginning even though people were saying we were wrong for saying that.  We knew in the hospital from the other cases that were there at the same time.  Does it change my mind about them?  No, we love Huber’s.”