1 dead, 7 kids sick from E. coli at SC day care

South Carolina health officials say an eighth case of E. coli has been traced to a daycare center that’s now temporarily closed.

e.coli.myles.mayfieldThe South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control said Monday evening that there are now eight confirmed cases of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) associated with The Learning Vine daycare in Greenwood County. That comes after seven confirmed cases were reported on Sunday night.

An investigation began after 2-year-old Myles Mayfield (right), a boy who attended The Learning Vine, developed an E. coli infection. Mayfield died from complications after developing hemolytic uremic syndrome.

On Sunday, officials said four of the cases have bacteria of the same strain. Two of the seven individuals with confirmed E. coli cases are hospitalized, DHEC said.
wistv.com – Columbia, South Carolina