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E. coli linked to eatery is found in 15th person

From Times Staff Reports
April 13, 2007

A 15th person has tested positive for E. coli linked to the outbreak originating at a Foothill Ranch restaurant, authorities said Thursday. The latest victim, a young adult who ate at the restaurant March 23, was not hospitalized, an Orange County Health Care Agency spokesman said.  Fourteen of the infected people were customers at the restaurant, and one is an employee. Investigators do not know if the worker was infected by eating at the restaurant or through an outside source.  The E. coli has been found in people who dined March 23, 24 and 25.