- Associated Press - Monday, March 28, 2016

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut health officials say they’ve linked more cases of E. Coli to a goat farm in Lebanon.

The Connecticut Department of Public Health said Monday it confirmed 15 cases of E. coli infection and linked 14 of them to Oak Leaf Dairy Farm in Lebanon.

That’s eight more confirmed cases than last week, including two cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome, or HUS. Six of the seven people had recently visited the farm. Patients range in age from 1 to 44 years old.

The farm is temporary closed to the public as a precaution.

A message left at the farm wasn’t immediately returned.

E. coli is a bacterial infection that can cause diarrhea, abdominal cramping, nausea and vomiting. HUS can develop in some patients and can cause kidney damage and failure.

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