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Student at Powell County school diagnosed with shiga-toxin producing E. coli

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Posted at 8:41 PM, Dec 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-06 20:41:51-05

POWELL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — The superintendent of Powell County Schools sent an email to families Friday, letting them know a student was diagnosed with shiga-toxin producing E. coli.

The email said that families with a child in the classroom with the Clay City Elementary student were notified separately.

Superintendent Anthony Orr assured families that they are taking precautions and cleaning the school.

The email included a letter from the Powell County Health Department listing symptoms and tips for prevention. You can read that letter here.

"Our hearts go out to those affected by this health concern and I wish good health and peace for all of us," Orr wrote in the email.