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2013 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 linked to ground beef, Brazos County, Texas,

Brazos County (Texas) Health Department announced that an E. coli outbreak involving at least 5 confirmed cases was linked to ground beef from a local restaurant. Tests to confirm illnesses in 5 other patients were classified as "probable" cases. The outbreak was traced to food served at the Coco Loco restaurant located off of George Bush Drive in College Station. Health officials said that eposure appeared to occur between April 15 and April 17.

  • Outbreak began:
  • April 2013
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Texas
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Beef, ground
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • EXHX01.0047/EXHA26.0015
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Coco Loco
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 10
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 5
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 5
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 5
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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