Hunt for source of two deadly E. coli infections underway in Utah

July 2, 2017

Two Utah children are dead from E. coli infections in recent days,  and local  health officials do not know how the victims were exposed to the pathogen.  The children were both residents of the polygamist enclave of Hildale, UT where Deputy Marshal Daniel Musser says it’s possible other  children  in the area might have also been exposed to the bacteria.

On Saturday, the Southwest Utah Public Health Department in a Facebook announcement said it is investigating a possible E. coli outbreak in Hildale.

The department said the outbreak is confined to a small area with negligible risk to the rest