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2013 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at Los Burritos Mexicanos Restaurant, Lombard, Illinois

In mid-June 2013 the DuPage County (Illinois) Health Department announced an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurring among customers of Los Burritos Mexicanos Restaurant located at 1015 E. Saint Charles Road in Lombard, Illinois. As of June 18 there were 9 case-patients confirmed with E. coli O157:H7 and 8 probable cases. Six of the 9 laboratory confirmed cases were hospitalized. The restaurant was closed while investigators conducted an investigation into the source.

  • Outbreak began:
  • June 2013
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Illinois
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Unknown
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • EXHX01.5232//EXHA26.3318
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Los Mexicanos Burritos
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 17
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 9
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 8
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 6
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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