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New case identified in E coli outbreak – Total now 14

The largest E. coli outbreak in Orange County history grew this week to 14 victims, all linked to the same restaurant, according to the OC Register.

Ten children and four adults, including a restaurant employee, were infected with the same O157:H7 strain of E. coli after dining at the restaurant between March 23 and March 25. 

The latest victim identified Tuesday is in their 30s and was not hospitalized, officials said. A 12-year-old girl remained hospitalized Tuesday at Children’s Hospital of Orange County. She suffered kidney damage and is now reported in good condition. 

The last large E. coli outbreak in Orange County was linked to salads served at Pat and Oscar’s restaurants in 2003. In that incident, 12 people became sick.

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