MN health officials investigate 13 cases of E.coli

By KBJR News 1

MN health officials investigate 13 cases of E.coli

July 14, 2014 Updated Jul 14, 2014 at 6:54 PM CDT

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The Minnesota Department of Health is investigating 13 cases of E.Coli poisoning.

Health officials say seven of the people reported eating at Applebee's in Minnesota between June 24th and 27th.

The locations involved in the investigation include: Blaine, Duluth, Monticello, Roseville, and Woodbury.

Applebee's is cooperating fully with the investigation and, as a
precaution, has volunteered to remove its Oriental Chicken Salad from all of its menus.

There are multiple e-coli cases, however, that have no apparent connection to the restaurant.

Symptoms include stomach cramps and diarrhea.

Four of the 13 people who became ill were hospitalized, and all have recovered or are recovering.

If you have eaten at an Applebee's since June 20th and have symptoms, you're asked to contact your healthcare provider.

Written by Kevin Jacobsen
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