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FSN Video: Spartanburg, SC Mexican Restaurant E. Coli Outbreak

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by James Andrews | May 16, 2012

Public health officials in South Carolina are investigating an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to a Spartanburg-area Mexican restaurant. At least 11 people have confirmed or suspected infections.

Out of three victims interviewed thus far, two infections have progressed into hemolytic uremic syndrome -- or HUS -- a kidney disease associated with severe E. coli infections.

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has declined to name the restaurant involved in the outbreak, though readers of the local news site GoUpstate.com have said it is El Mexicano in the Hillcrest neighborhood. Food Safety News cannot confirm this information.

Continue reading, "FSN Video: Spartanburg, SC Mexican Restaurant E. coli Outbreak" at Food Safety News.

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