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E. coli cases reported at local daycare center

Cases of E. coli have been reported at Elite Kids Academy, Inc., Pre-School and Childcare in Van Buren, Arkansas.

Sharon Harris, owner of the daycare, tells KFSM 5 News that she became aware of the situation when a little girl became sick at the center. The girl went to her doctor who determined that she had an E. coli infection. Since that time, at least two additional children have tested positive for E. coli and another 16 are showing symptoms and are being tested.

The daycare remains open today, with about 40 children present and another 30 expected after school. They normally serve around 130 children.

The center will close tomorrow as a precaution, but they hope to reopen as soon as Wednesday. If they are able to reopen on Wednesday, they will have a health department nurse present to check children for any signs of E. coli symptoms.
 

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