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Last updated 4:45AM ET
February 28, 2021
E. coli Victim Has Died
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - A 48-year-old woman who was sickened in an E. coli outbreak at a Huntsville restaurant earlier this summer has died and one of the victims remains in a hospital.

State Health Department analyst Chris Sellers said yesterday staff members are still in the process of contacting the woman's family and will release more information later.

The woman tested positive for the E. coli bacteria in early July and had spent weeks on dialysis in Huntsville Hospital before her death Wednesday.

Public health officials traced the E. coli outbreak to shredded lettuce served at Little Rosie's Taqueria between June 27th and June 30th. Eighteen people who ate at the popular restaurant on those dates tested positive for the bacteria.

A 19th person who tested positive did not eat at Little Rosie's and got the bacteria from another source.

69-year-old Regina Lassiter of Huntsville is the only victim still in the hospital. She was scheduled to be transferred to Huntsville Hospital from a medical facility in Asheville, North Carolina.

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