Source of E. coli Outbreak Linked to Ground Beef from Local Restaurant

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The source of the E. coli outbreak in Brazos County has been linked to ground beef from a local restaurant, according to a press release from the Brazos County Health Department.

Despite requests from News 3, health department officials would not release the name of the restaurant Monday, but they say the restaurant has been fully cooperative during the investigation.

Officials say five cases of E. coli were confirmed in Brazos County. Five other cases were investigated due to the criteria of symptoms, but they have not been confirmed.

"Control measures have been implemented to prevent further cases including mandatory glove use by employees and continuous monitoring by BCHD," said the Health Department in a press release.

The press release goes on to say that "This was an isolated incident and is not a ongoing threat to public health. It's not known if the cause is due to improper temperature, improper cooking, or cross contamination."

The Brazos County Health Department and Texas Department of State Health Services have concluded their investigation at this time.

The BCHD will host a press conference on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m.



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