The Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District is investigating three reported cases of E. coli that have been reported in December.

All three ill individuals had eaten at a buffet before they became ill.  A health district spokesman told the Reporter-News that the three illnesses were not considered an E. coli outbreak, and that the investigation is ongoing. 

Health district investigators had examined the area where the food was prepared by the Hendrick catering service and did not find any problems. Although they all ate at the same event, that fact does not mean Hendrick is the source of the E. coli – it is merely one common point in their food histories.