“The spread of E. coli 0111 in this outbreak was directly related to the (Country Cottage) restaurant,” said State Epidemiologist Dr. Kristy Bradley.
And with that statement, Oklahoma health officials declared the E. coli 0111 outbreak over. The Oklahoma State Health Department said:
Although a number of newly reported cases have been identified, the last known outbreak-related case became sick on Sept. 6.
The OSDH has confirmed at least 314 persons became ill as a result of the outbreak. Of that number, 246 were adults, 65 were children, and the ages of three cases have not yet been identified. One person died. At least 72 persons have been hospitalized including 17 who have received dialysis treatment.
Thus far, 1,843 persons have been interviewed as part of the outbreak investigation.
All known cases had association with the Country Cottage restaurant in Locust Grove, OK