The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has completed a final report on last May’s Shiga-toxin E. coli outbreak in a Jackson County childcare facility. Pursuant to Iowa Open Records law, IDPH has shared its findings with Food Safety News
The onset of the E. coli illnesses occurred from May 6 to May 22. IDPH and Jackson County Public Health learned, through the reportable disease system, of a Jackson County child suffering from Shiga-toxin E. coli.
“Local public health spoke to the healthcare provider and the case’s family to get information for IDPH’s Shiga-toxin investigation form,” according to the final report. “JCPH learned the child attended local childcare and placed the child under an exclusion order to exclude the child from childcare until resolution of diarrhea and two consecutive tested negative for Shiga-toxin E. coli.”