The latest word from Maricopa County Public Health spokeswoman Jeanene Fowler is that 79 people have fallen ill with E. coli O157:H7 after dining at Federico’s Mexican Restaurant in Litchfield Park, AZ, around July 18. This is probably the final count of cases, but the exact source of the contamination is still under investigation. Of…

At least 74 people have fallen ill with E. coli O157:H7 after dining at Federico’s Mexican Restaurant in Litchfield Park, Ariz., around July 18, according to Maricopa County Public Health spokeswoman Jeanene Fowler. Of those ill, 23 were or currently are hospitalized. Most of those patients have since been discharged. Fowler said that a report…