- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The parents of a Lincoln County girl who died last month of E. coli bacteria say public health officials suspect the 4-year-old was infected by droppings from the family’s goat.

But Rachel Profitt told The Oregonian (https://bit.ly/1w6ZXAW) lab tests have not been conclusive and the investigation continues into the death of her daughter Serena.

Profitt says Lincoln County health officials advised the family to euthanize the goat, a family pet named Cathy. They are reluctant. It’s now corralled away from people.

Health officials said they found no E. coli at a restaurant where Serena shared a turkey sandwich with a 5-year-old Tacoma boy. He recovered from bacterial infection at a Seattle hospital.

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Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com

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