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Connecticut Department of Public Health

Stamford officials ask public to help on outbreak investigation

Local and state officials are investigating a possible foodborne illness outbreak after several people who ate at Layla’s Falafel in Stamford, CT, this past Wednesday reported becoming sick. Neither the Stamford Health Department nor the Connecticut Department of Health had posted information about the situation as of 11 p.m. EDT Tuesday, but officials from both… Continue Reading

Pasteurized goat milk, cheese ruled out as E. coli source

An E. coli outbreak traced to a Connecticut goat dairy is not linked to milk, cheese, soap or other products produced there, state officials said Wednesday. Additional victims are still being identified in the outbreak, though, with 41 people confirmed to have been sickened by the outbreak strain of E. coli O157. The majority of… Continue Reading

Officials seek public’s help as E. coli outbreak count doubles

Confirmed E. coli cases linked to a Connecticut goat dairy more than doubled in the past week as health officials renewed calls for public assistance with their investigation. Of the 34 victims confirmed by the state, 28 are children ranging in age from 10 months to 14 years. Eighteen of them are less than 5… Continue Reading

More victims anticipated in E. coli outbreak linked to goat farm

Connecticut health officials expect to see additional victims in an E. coli outbreak linked to a goat farm, even though the operation has been closed to the public since last week. As of March 25 the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) had laboratory confirmation of 15 people with the E. coli O157:H7 strain. Fourteen… Continue Reading