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Two Kids with HUS Linked to E. coli Outbreak at Federico’s Mexican Restaurant

The Maricopa County Departments of Public Health and Environmental Services in collaboration with the Arizona Department of Health Services is continuing to investigate an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 linked to the Federico’s Mexican Restaurant located at 13132 W Camelback.

As of today at least 68 individuals with bloody diarrhea that MCDPH has been able to interview have either purchased food from or eaten at this particular Federico’s. MCDPH has also received laboratory results indicating that the bacteria causing the illness are E. coli O157:H7.  Twenty-three people have been or still are hospitalized with two children developing hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).

Anyone who has eaten at this particular Federico’s Mexican Food from on or after July 23 AND is experiencing bloody diarrhea should see a healthcare provider so a stool culture can be ordered. Options for people without a health care provider include urgent care centers or community health centers.