Indiana Farm Samples Negative for E. coli

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Indiana Department of Health officials say samples taken from a southern Indiana orchard and winery have tested negative for E. coli.

WAVE-TV in nearby Louisville reports Indiana employees collected samples from "highly touched areas" and animals at Huber's Orchard and Winery Family Fun Park. Department spokeswoman Amanda Turney said tests were negative.

Dana Huber of the orchard and winery said Huber's is awaiting official confirmation.

Turney said three children who contracted E. coli visited Huber's between Sept. 20 and 28. The state previously confirmed a link between the cases after testing known as genetic fingerprinting indicated similar strains of bacteria.

Two of the children are from Louisville and one is from Indiana.

E. coli infection can cause mild diarrhea or more severe complications, including kidney damage.

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