September 24, 2007: Illinois E. coli Cases Linked with El Rancherito Restaurant in Effingham

Outbreak News – Illinois E. coli Cases Linked with El Rancherito Restaurant

Six confirmed cases of E. coli O157:H7 have been linked with the El Rancherito restaurant located on I-57 and I-70 in Effingham, according to the Effingham County Health Department.
The health department is investigating the outbreak. The food poisoning victims ate at El Rancherito between September 11 and 13 and became ill between September 14 and 17.

According to the health department, El Rancherito is cooperating with the investigation. The restaurant has been closed since last Thursday.

Illinois E. Coli Outbreak – E. Coli Symptoms

Symptoms of E. coli food poisoning may include abdominal cramps and watery diarrhea. The diarrhea may become bloody, and can lead to dehydration. Fever may or may not be present. Sometimes there are no symptoms at all. Symptoms usually resolve in 5-10 days.

For more information about E. coli food poisoning, please visit About E. coli and E. coli Symptoms and Complications.

Call For An E. Coli Lawsuit Case Evaluation

If you or a loved one has been harmed by E. coli food poisoning, and you have a question about your legal rights, please call us toll free at 1-877-934-6274. To learn more about the Law Firm of Eric H. Weinberg, which represents victims of food poisoning outbreaks throughout the country, please see Food Poisoning Lawyer.

Since 1984, NJ Personal Injury Lawyer Eric Weinberg has been assisting those injured by defective pharmaceutical drugs and consumer products. Please see Seattle Irish Pub Salmonella Outbreak and Chapel Hill Salmonella Outbreak for information regarding Salmonella litigation.


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