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Montgomery County School Revises E. coli Statement

The Perkiomen Valley School District sent a revised message to parents, stating that no strain of E. coli has been determined.

The Perkiomen Valley School District has released a revised statement regarding the potential Escherichia (E.) Coli diagnosis of a South Elementary School student:

"On Oct. 9, the Perkiomen Valley School District issued an email alert to families regarding what we thought was a confirmed case of E. coli O157:H7," the release said. "It has since come to our attention that no particular strain of E. coli has yet been determined."

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Montgomery Resident October 10, 2012 at 04:01 PM
I think the push to find what 'specific' farm the child was at is completely outrageous. Parents, If you and your children don't know how to wash your hands, please DO NOT go visitng a local farm and then blame the innocent farmer and his reputation on your irresponsibility. After seeing the destruction of Merrymeads reputation after their outbreak was linked, why would ANYONE want to do that to another local farm, seeing how there are practically NONE around, encouraging factory farming. The individiual farmer did not infect the child, nor could the farmer PREVENT IT. If you are visiting a farm, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to make sure you KNOW HOW TO WASH YOUR HANDS. "If you don’t wash your hands carefully after touching an animal or its environment, you could get an E. coli infection"- www.foodsaftey.gov ---Therefore, Ecoli could be contracted ANYTIME you touch an animal and don't wash your hands. Parents, If you and your children don't know how to wash your hands, please DO NOT go visitng a local farm and then blame the innocent farmer and his reputation on your irresponsibility.
Latina October 10, 2012 at 05:26 PM
So what happens when they are on school field trip. As it is common during Sept and October months. How could you blame the parents if that's the issue.
Montgomery mom October 10, 2012 at 06:37 PM
I agree - and since at most local farms around here (including Merrymead) you cannot touch the animals, then how did the child get it? That's more concerning to me, since that means that there's something else they're touching that's contaminated.

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