April 3, 2007: Health Officials Link E.coli Outbreak to Orange County Restaurant

Seven people who dined at the southern Orange County restaurant, Foothill Ranch Souplantation, have suffered E.coli  food poisoning, resulting in three hospitalizations.

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According to health officials the source of contamination has not yet been identified. The victims ate at the Foothill Ranch Souplantation, located on Towne Centre Drive in Lake Forest between March 23 and March 25.  

Initial symptoms of E. coli food poisoning may include severe abdominal cramps and watery diarrhea.  Diarrhea may become bloody and can lead to severe dehydration.  There is usually little or no fever.  Symptoms generally resolve in 5-10 days however, serious complications such as hemolytic uremic syndrome (a rare syndrome affecting the blood and kidneys) may ensue.  Children and the elderly are at the greatest risk for developing complications. 

If you think that you are experiencing symptoms related to E. coli infection, you should contact your health care provider or visit your local hospital emergency room. 

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