State investigating E. coli outbreak after Ciderfest

Kansas Department of Health (KSN News)
Kansas Department of Health (KSN News)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Kansas health officials are investigating an outbreak of E. coli among people who attended the Louisburg Cider Mill Ciderfest.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced Wednesday that seven cases have been confirmed so far but the investigation is continuing.

The festival was held Sept. 24-25 and Oct. 1-2 in Louisburg.

The Kansas Department of Agriculture, the state health department and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration conducted an on-site assessment Oct. 27.

Anyone who became ill within one to 10 days after attending the Ciderfest is asked to call the state health department’s Epidemiology Hotline at 877-427-7317.