Health Officials Link E. Coli Outbreak To Brand Of Yogurt

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state health officials said Saturday that they've identified an E. coli outbreak to PCC Community Market brand yogurt produced by Pure Eire Dairy.

The dairy is working with the state Department of Agriculture to identify and recall all affected products, the state Health Department said in a statement. Officials said anyone with this brand of yogurt should throw it away.

The outbreak now includes 11 confirmed cases, including six children under the age of 10, infected with bacteria that have been genetically linked.

There were eight cases in King County and one each in Benton, Snohomish and Walla Walla counties, officials said.

Seven people have been hospitalized. Three people have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a serious complication of E. coli infection.