E.Coli Outbreak More Widespread In N.Y. Than Suspected
Hempstead Joins Areas Affected; NYC Cases On RiseDec 9, 2006 | www.wnbc.com
The E.coli outbreak may be more widespread in New York than first believed, NewsChannel 4 reported.
Health officials in Nassau County have confirmed that preliminary tests found E.coli in discarded green onions in a Taco Bell restaurant in Hempstead. This comes as the number of E.coli cases in New York City is on the rise.
The New York City Health Department has reported one probable case of E.coli contamination in the city and nine suspected cases, according to NewsChannel 4.
Three cases in Nassau County and 13 in Suffolk County have also been confirmed.
Across the state, 223 people may have been sickened by E.coli, but only half a dozen of those cases have been confirmed.
Other states with E.coli cases linked to Taco Bell are: New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania.