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Cincinnati Longhorn Steakhouse Linked to December E. coli Cluster

Coral Beach of the Packer reports that health officials in Hamilton County, Ohio say a small, localized outbreak of E. coli linked to leafy greens in mid-December is over and they have closed the investigation.

Mike Samet, public information officer with the county health department, said the common denominator for the people who got sick was consumption of leafy greens at a Cincinnati Longhorn Steakhouse.

There were five lab-confirmed cases and one “probable case” of E. coli Dec. 10-15. Samet said all six people have recovered.

“We expect no more cases and the investigation is closed,” Samet said Jan. 9.

He said the county health department did not pursue further traceback on the leafy greens.