A 2-year-old-boy died and three other children became ill as a result of E. Coli linked to contact with animals at the San Diego County Fair, health officials said Friday.
10News will have live coverage of the E. Coli illnesses Saturday on 10News at 5 a.m., 6 a.m., and 8 a.m. The source of the E. coli bacteria remains under investigation, but all the children reportedly visited the animal areas or petting zoo, or had other animal contact at the fair.
A GoFundMe account opened by his family to cover expenses describes him as an "energetic, smiley, loving, silly 2 year old precious boy".
Four children were sickened by E. coli after visiting the petting zoo at the San Diego County Fair in mid-June. All four children were between the ages of 2 and 13, the agency reports.
The 2-year-old boy, identified by family members as Jedediah Cabezuela, died from Shiga-toxin-producing E. Coli (STEC).
"Sadly, we comprise learned a younger miniature one, about three hours ago, passed away", Tim Fennell, classic supervisor of the San Diego County Stunning, acknowledged at a press conference Friday.
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Jedi visited the fair June 15 with his family, the county health office reported on Twitter.
The county's Department of Environmental Health re-inspected food facilities visited by the children and found no link to the illness there.
The gorgeous, located on the Del Mar Fairgrounds, is originate except July 4. However, the most common symptoms include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea, vomiting, and sometimes a low-grade fever.
"We hope that people will come out to the fair and see all that we have to offer", said Katie Mueller, the fair's deputy general manager, according to CBS affiliate KFMB.
"I said a little prayer and told the Lord 'You got your hands full, ' " said Edward Sanford, Jedi's great-uncle, who called the boy "a little angel" who "lit up the room", according to the station.
The types of E. coli that can cause illness can be transmitted through contaminated water or food, or through contact with people or animals. He died on June 24.