- Associated Press - Thursday, August 13, 2015

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) - The family of a 2-year-old South Carolina boy who died following an E. coli outbreak at his day care is suing the facility.

Court documents show the wrongful death lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Greenwood against The Learning Vine in the case of a 2-year-old boy who died in May from complications from an E. coli infection. The illness causes vomiting and diarrhea.

South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control identified 14 E. coli cases connected to the outbreak. The day care reopened following cleaning and decontamination.

The lawsuit contends a teacher at the day care was the source of the illness. The lawsuit argues the day care didn’t take steps to prevent the illness from spreading and didn’t inform parents.

The Learning Vine officials didn’t immediately return a call for comment.


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