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Maricopa County Health Department

Final Report: 94 Sickened in Federico’s E. Coli Outbreak, Lettuce Implicated

At least 94 people fell ill with E. coli O157:H7 after dining at a single Federico’s Mexican Restaurant location in Litchfield Park, AZ, according to the final outbreak report released on Monday by the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. The final report summarizes the investigation into the outbreak, in which patients began falling ill… Continue Reading

Expanding Arizona E. coli Outbreak Sickens 68, Hospitalizes 23; 2 HUS

Arizona’s two-week-old E. coli outbreak involving Federico’s Mexican Restaurant in Litchfield Park, about 20 miles west of Phoenix, continues to expand, according to Maricopa County Health Department spokeswoman Jeanene Fowler. The total number of people sickened stands at 68 as of Aug. 12, up 16 since the last official count on Aug. 8. The number… Continue Reading