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2019 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at Linos Restaurant, Illinois

Illinois public health officials investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections among people who dined at Lino's Pizza and Italian Restaurant located in Rockford, Illinois. Implicated meal dates occurred on May 27 and May 28, 2019. Four confirmed cases and 2 probable cases were identified. Two people were hospitalized. No one died. Food handlers were tested. None was positive for E. coli O157. STEC was not detected in foods tested. The specific food or other vehicle of transmission was not determined.

  • Outbreak began:
  • May 2019
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Illinois
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Unknown
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • EXHX01.7742/EXHA26.0569
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Lino's Pizza and Italian Restaurant
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 6
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 4
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 2
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 2
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • No

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