E. coli-Outbreak



 Minnesota health officials are investigating an E. coli outbreak, with some cases traced to Applebee's restaurants.

The health department is investigating 13 cases. Seven people infected reported eating at Applebee's restaurants in Minnesota between June 24th and 27th. But health officials say there are multiple cases with no apparent connection to the restaurant.

Applebee's is cooperating with the investigation and has voluntarily
temporarily removed its Oriental chicken salad from menus at all of its Minnesota
restaurants.
                    
Four of the 13 people who became ill were hospitalized, and all have recovered or are recovering.

Kansas City-based Applebee's has 58 restaurants in Minnesota.

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