NWA Teen Hospitalized With E. Coli Infection

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NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) – A Northwest Arkansas 13 year old was flown by medical helicopter to Little Rock on Friday after contracting an E. Coli infection, his family said.

The boy’s grandfather posted a message on social media saying the teenager had an E. Coli viral infection that was affecting his kidneys and liver. The boy’s spleen is also swollen, the grandfather said.

The grandfather posted an update Saturday saying the teen’s kidneys are better, but he still has low blood platelets.

A social media post by the boy’s father from Friday stated he was in Bentonville that day before being airlifted to Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock.

2 comments

  • Alan Lebov

    I truly hope the girl is OK, but your readers should know there’s no such thing as a “E. Coli viral infection”. E Coli is an intestinal bacteria, and the normal strain of it is harmless. However exotic strains like E. coli O157:H7 can make people very ill.

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