Killeen, Texas Jason's Deli Linked to E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak


In April of 2011, the Bell County Health District reported a higher than usual number of E. coli cases. Upon further investigation Health officials determined Jason's Deli at East Central Texas Expressway in Killeen to be a commonality between the victims. Tests later revealed guacamole used as a spread for the restaurant’s “California Club” sandwich to be the most likely source of the outbreak. Five of the victims have so far been confirmed to have had E. coli O157:H7 infections.

E. coli Food Poisoning from Jason's Deli

An E. coli O157:H7 infection typically results in gastrointestinal pain, cramping, vomiting, dehydration, and bloody diarrhea. Though symptoms often pass after a number of days, victims are encouraged to seek medical attention as the infection may lead to Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS), a sometimes fatal condition that results in acute kidney failure.

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