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Third Oregon Child sick with E. coli; parents look for answers

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A third child in Oregon has contracted E. coli bacteria. E. coli is  "a bacterium commonly found in the intestines of humans and other animals, where it usually causes no harm. Some strains can cause severe food poisoning, especially in old people and children." The third child to contract E. coli is a three year old from Lebanon, which is the same town where the other two children contracted it. A four year old died last week eight days after contracting the bacteria. The parents of the children who sick with E. coli all found similarities in the cases. All three of the kids ate watermelon from Walmart, and went swimming. Bradley Sutton, one of the children who contracted E. coli is still in the hospital. Although, her parents say she is improving. While the three year old from Lebanon is doing better and back home. It is still unknown to health officials what caused the E. coli infections in the three children.

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Rights and opportunity are linked to this story

The two ideals that relate to this article are rights and opportunity. Four year old Serena Profitt will no longer have the opportunity to attain her hopes and dreams because unfortunately, she passed away. If Serena had no passed away due to E. coli she would have been able to live a long life, with a lot of opportunity. Also, this news story relates to rights. The three children who contracted E. coli all had the right to go to a hospital once they found out they had the disease. In some countries, the children may not have had the right to go to a hospital because they may not have had the money to afford it. Luckily, they were allowed the right to go to a hospital immediately.

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