Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, August 20th, 2000
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, health officials have linked watermelon served at a southside Sizzler restaurant to an E. coli outbreak, lumping the melon with more commonly known carriers of the bacteria such as ground beef, strawberries, and lettuce.
So far, the E. coli bacteria traced to the restaurant have killed a three-year-old girl and made at least 42 other people sick.
Milwaukee health commissioner Seth L. Foldy said he does not know how the...
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