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Texas Pizza Restaurant, Raw Sewage Tied to E. Coli Outbreak

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Health officials in Texas in Texas are trying to figure out if a sewage spill is behind a recent E. coli outbreak linked to at Fralo’s Art of Pizza in Leon Springs. In August, at least 24 people who ate at the restaurant became ill. The illnesses started right around the time a sewage spill occurred across the street from the restaurant.

The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that every year at least 2000 Americans are hospitalized and about 60 die as a direct result of E. coli infection and its complications. Symptoms of infection may include severe and often bloody diarrhea, abdominal pain and vomiting. Often, little or no fever is present. Most healthy adults recover within a week. Young children and the elderly are at higher risk for developing Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) as a result of the infection. HUS can lead to serious kidney damage and death.

E. coli is often spread via contaminated water. The sewage spill, which occurred at the San Antonio Water System lift system at Boerne Stage Road, allowed 400,000 gallons of raw sewage to leak into a nearby dry creek bed. Fralo’s Art of Pizza customers began complaining of illness a few days before the spill was discovered on August 18. Considering how large it was, it does appear that the sewage was leaking for several days before its discovery.

Fralo’s was closed for cleaning after a sample of its water turned up E. coli. It was allowed to reopen on August 23 after another test found no contamination.

While only 24 illnesses have been confirmed, there are likely more, as the vast majority of foods borne illnesses are never reported. Between 30 and 40 businesses are located in the area of the spill.

Fralo’s Art of Pizza obtains its water from a private well. In such cases, businesses are required to have its water tested once a month. However, the owner of the restaurant told MySanAntonio.com that his last test was in March 2010. He claims he stopped testing after health officials said testing wasn’t needed.

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