Four Seattle area residents have tested positive for Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) after consuming food at one of three different local locations of the Homegrown restaurant chain, Seattle-King County Public Health reports.

The three implicated Homegrown restaurants are located in Redmond, Kirkland and on Westlake Avenue in Seattle. All four people – three adults…

Only 20 percent of the estimated 265,000 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) cases annually in the United States involve outbreaks that the public hears about, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

landonhuston_406x250Two-year-old Landon Huston, currently at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, is one of the solo cases that comprise the other 80…

At least one case of E. coli O157:H7 in Brazos County, TX, is being investigated by local health officials, who don’t yet know the source of the pathogen. The Brazos County Health Department says a solo patient, not an outbreak, is involved. E. coli O157:H7 is often a precursor to kidney failure and even death…

Grassfields Cheese LLC of Coopersville, MI, is recalling about 20,000 pounds of organic cheeses due to possible contamination with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC). The recalled products have been linked to seven cases of E. coli infection. Grassfields cheese copyThe family-owned company stated that it was voluntarily recalling the cheeses “out of an abundance of caution,” according…

Two young Washington state girls are hospitalized with complications from E. coli infection and their school has been temporarily closed for cleaning. One of the girls has reportedly developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a serious kidney condition linked to E. coli infection. Health officials said the source of their exposure to Shiga toxin-producing E. coli…

An E. coli outbreak in Chicago remains under investigation as more customers of Carbón Live Fire Mexican Grill have been added to the victim count. logo Carbon Live Fire Mexican GrillAlthough public health officials would not comment on how many of the patients have required hospitalization, they did reveal the outbreak count more than doubled in size in eight days.…

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) posted an update Friday, Dec. 4, on the E. coli outbreak associated with Chipotle Mexican Grill. The agency reported that, as of Dec. 2, 52 people from nine states have been sickened, 20 have been hospitalized, and there are no deaths. The seven additional E. coli