JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — State health officials have confirmed nine cases of E. coli in Missouri.

KSPR reports ( that the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services confirmed cases in Boone, Cooper, Howard, Camden and Jackson counties.

Health officials say a 2-year-old girl a 17-month-old child have developed symptoms of a condition that can cause kidney damage.

Investigators say consumption of raw dairy products is a possible factor in some of the cases.


Information from: KSPR-TV,