The Cause of Illness that Left 200 Sick has Been Determined

E-coli infected kids still recovering


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By Melissa Shriver
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 at 11:45 a.m.

Kaden Althide, 5, of Warsaw, Illinois and TiAhnna Bryant, 7, of Donnellson, Iowa are two of the six confirmed e-coli cases in Western Illinois and Southeast Iowa.

Parents of the children say their child's cases are connected to drinking some unpasteurized cider at a local pumpkin patch.

Althide drank the cider from a vendor at the patch on October 4.  Bryant took in the deadly bacteria on October 5th.

Both came down with severe abdominal cramps and diarrhea a day and half later.

The children and their families have been in the University of Iowa Children's Hospital for more than three weeks now recovering from a complication of the e-coli bacteria. 

Many folks have called in to our newsroom and posted their concerns for the children.  KHQA's Melissa Shriver went to Iowa City to check in on the children and hear the parents' concerns.



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