The source of the E. coli outbreak in Brazos County, Texas, has been linked to ground beef from a local restaurant, according to a press release from the Brazos County Health Department.
Health types won’t release the name of the restaurant but say it fully co-operated during the investigation.
Five cases of E. coli were confirmed in Brazos County. Five other cases were investigated due to the criteria of symptoms, but they have not been confirmed.
“Control measures have been implemented to prevent further cases including mandatory glove use by employees and continuous monitoring by BCHD,” said the Health Department in a press release.
The Brazos County Health Department and the Texas Department of State Health Services are investigating five cases of a possible fatal strand of E. coli found in Brazos County residents.
The health department confirms that two children, both of whom are related, are in the hospital. Sources tell us that they are in critical condition and have been put on dialysis at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. Three local adults have also been confirmed to have E. coli. All cases have been confirmed within the last week by the health department, the most recent coming Monday.
Three additional local cases are also under investigation, but have yet to be confirmed.