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HILDALE, Utah (AP) — Utah health authorities said they are investigating an outbreak of E.coli after two children died in a city on the Arizona border that’s home to a polygamist Mormon sect.

The investigation in Hildale, Utah, comes after the deaths in recent weeks, the Southwest Utah Public Health Department told the Salt Lake Tribune (
The cause and number of E.coli cases was not available, said David Heaton, an official at the department.

The agency does not consider the town at large to be at risk, the Tribune reported.

“All the water testing we’ve done in Hildale has been clean,” Heaton said, “so we’re focusing all our efforts on contaminated food or exposure to animals.”