July 11, 2007: Shredded Lettuce Linked to Little Rosie’s E. coli Outbreak

Shredded Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak News – The Huntsville-Madison County Health Department reports that shredded lettuce, contaminated with E. coli, is most likely to blame for the food poisoning outbreak that has been linked to the Huntsville restaurant, Little Rosie’s Taqueria. Little Rosie’s is located on Whitesburg Drive.

Health Department Reports On Shredded Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak

According to Dr. Debra Williams, assistant medical director for the county health department, 14 of the 15 patients who have tested positive for E. coli O157:H7 ate at Little Rosie’s, on either June 28 or 29th. The first food poisoning cases associated with the outbreak were reported to the health department on July 4th.

Three other individuals who ate at Little Rosie’s, and are now showing symptoms of E. coli food poisoning have been tested. Health officials are awaiting the results.

It has also been reported that three of the patients have developed Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS), and are undergoing dialysis. Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, a serious complication of E. coli food poisoning, may occur in about 2%-7% of cases.

E. Coli Lawsuit Help

New Brunswick, NJ Lawyer, Eric H. Weinberg, currently represents victims of food poisoning outbreaks throughout the United States. For a free case evaluation, please call us toll free at 1-877-934-6274.

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