Locust Grove, Oklahoma, population 1400, is about 50 miles east of Tulsa. A local hamburger joint called D.J.’s was made famous by local country-western star Mica Roberts. But an apparent outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7 is making another Locust Grove restaurant famous in the worst way.
The Country Cottage is at the center of an ongoing possible outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7 that is now said to be responsible for at least one death and three dozen illnesses. The name of the person who died has not yet been released. As many as 30 people suffering from symptoms of E coli are being care for at hospitals in Tulsa, Beggs, Bixby and Pryor.
The Country Cottage is also known at the Blue House to locals who frequent it.
When we have more information from Oklahoma health officials, we will be back with an update.