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Jennifer Dowling and KOIN 6 News Staff PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) Six children and an adult are now sick with E. coli at the Montessori of Alameda preschool in Portland.
The Multnomah County Health Department has been investigating the illness since March 7. All the students were asked to get tested as a precaution.
Chris Duillet just found out his 2 year old son is one of the children who contracted E. coli. His test results came back positive despite the fact that the boy wasn’t show any of the symptoms.
About E. coli 0157″He’s fine,he’s got no issues, and that’s why we were caught by surprise,
because he’s running around in the house,” Duillet said.
Officials say the kids should be tested even if they don’t have symptoms. Duillet said his doctor gave him test kit for his 7 year old daughter as well.
Multnomah County Health Officer Paul Lewis told KOIN 6 News last week that this is the “bad kind” of E coli. It spread through person to person contact, not just through food, although that is a common way people get infected.