Parents keep children home after E. coli infection


Associated Press

STANFORD, Ky. — Parents in Lincoln County are keeping their children out of school after two kindergarteners were sickened by E. coli.

WKYT-TV reports ( ) only 73 percent of students attended Stanford Elementary on Friday.
School system nurse Eva Stone said staff is cleaning doorknobs, faucets and other hardware several times a day. Also the children are being asked to wash their hands and use sanitizer.
School officials have contacted the parents of the absent children to make sure the infection has not spread and to give them information about warning signs like abdominal cramps and fever.
School officials still have not determined what caused the infections. The two kindergarteners remain in the hospital in stable condition.