Philadelphia Department of Public Health: E. coli Strikes 16
The Philadelphia Department of Public Health is investigating two more cases of E. coli that were reported Friday.
That brings the total number of people sickened in the outbreak announced last week to 16.
In a statement released Thursday, city health officials said their ongoing investigation “has identified a few shared restaurant exposures.” They have not named specific restaurants.
All 14 affected people, ranging in age from 7 to 90 years old, “presented with signs of acute gastroenteritis with bloody and non-bloody diarrhea,” according to the statement.
The cases have been reported since Aug. 30.
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