WTAW reports that the Brazos County Health Department reports the source of 10 recent E. coli infections was ground beef served at a local restaurant. However, the Department has not yet named the restaurant.
Investigators believe five confirmed cases and five probable cases made up an isolated incident and is not an ongoing threat to public health. It is not known if the cause was due to improper temperature, improper cooking, or cross-contamination.
The health department says the unidentified restaurant has been fully cooperative during the investigation. Control measures have been implemented to prevent further cases including, mandatory glove use by employees and continuous monitoring by the health department.