HARRODSBURG, KY (WKYT / WSAZ) – UPDATE – 3/28/19 at 11 o'clock.
It only costs a few dollars, but the next drive through a fast food transit could cost a trip to the doctor.
The Department of Public Health in Kentucky issued a warning about a sudden increase in E. coli cases in children and adolescents associated with fast food.
For busy parents like Latisha White, getting something to eat on a busy night can help.
"You eat it five times a week, it's a lot easier for us, but it's scary because you never know what you're giving them," she said.
While most cases have been reported in central Kentucky
Kinsley Young is 1
"I hope it does not come here, because as I said, that would be really hard for me," said Young.
But not everyone worries. Jamie Watterson is a retired nurse and picked something up for dinner with her granddaughter.
"It may be a concern, but now, no," she said.
She has some advice that she hopes will follow.
"Watch out for where to wash your hands," Watterson said.
ORIGINAL STORY – 3/28/19 at 10:34
The Kentucky Department of Public Health has issued a warning A sudden increase in E. coli cases, and it is associated with fast food, reports WKYT ,
The alert indicates that cases of E. coli 0103 have been reported in children and adolescents from March 5 to 25, in most cases in Kentucky.
The health department says those affected had "strong contact with fast food".
The outbreak is not limited to young people. Acute diarrhea is a symptom of E. coli 0103. You are asked to see a doctor if you think you may have E. coli.