Nursery school students confirmed with e-coli O111

Four Okinawa nursery school students are confirmed to have contracted Enerohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O111, e-coli.

Three of the children have diarrheal symptoms, but none have been hospitalized.  One student showing continued symptoms is moving toward recovery, says the Health and Longevity Division of Okinawa Prefecure.

In summer season, the risk of getting infections or disease like O111 or O157 tend to increase. Government divisions issue alerts for people to wash their hands well before eating, and also after use a toilet. Additionally, meat should be cooked well.