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Houghton, MI E. coli Outbreak Linked to Ambassador Restaurant

7 Ill with E. coli in Michigan

Western U.P. Health Department is investigating a cluster of E coli O157:H7 cases that transpired over the 2011 Christmas holidays. At least 7 people have become ill and 4 have ben hospitalized.

Houghton Restaurant Suspected Source

Through an epidemiological investigation, health officials have linked the outbreak to an ill food worker The Ambassador, a restaurant in Houghton, Michigan. Officials suspect other people may have become ill and urge anyone who became ill with bloody diarrhea to contact the health department.

E. coli Risks and Symptoms

E. coli infections typically occur when a person consumes food contaminated with pathogen, though it can transmitted from person to person. Symptoms will appear within 1-10 days and typically include abdominal pain, vomiting, and almost always diarrhea that turns bloody. In severe cases patients may develop hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), the most common cause of kidney failure in children.

Contact the Marler Clark E. coli Attorneys

If you or a family member became ill with an E. coli infection after consuming contaminated food and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, you can contact the Marler Clark E. coli attorneys for a free case evaluation. Marler Clark is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of E. coli outbreaks and other foodborne illnesses. The law firm has represented thousands of victims of E. coli and other foodborne illness infections, and is the only firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation.

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