Deadly E. Coli Outbreak In Utah Under Investigation

An E. coli outbreak that killed two children in a mostly polygamous community in Utah is being investigated by state health officials.

The outbreak in Hildale, which sickened four other people, was confined to one neighborhood and appears to have been caused by contaminated food or exposure to animals, not the town's water supply, according to David Heaton, spokesman for the Southwest Utah Public Health Department, CBS News/Associated Press reported.

However, the water supply is being assessed, he added.

The children died in the past two weeks after developing hemolytic uremic syndrome, which causes kidney damage. Their names and ages were not released, and Heaton did not reveal if they were related, CBS News/AP reported.

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