King County Public Health is investigating two cases of E. coli associated with Memo’s Mexican Food Restaurant in Seattle’s University District.
One King County resident and one non-King County resident got sick after eating at the restaurant on August 18 and August 24, respectively. They have since recovered.
Public Health inspected the restaurant for potential causes after hearing about the illnesses on August 31. The violations were corrected, so the restaurant was allowed to stay open.
Investigators said the genetic fingerprint of the strain that caused E. coli after eating at Memo’s was different than the strain that recently affected people who ate at the Matador restaurant in Ballard. Six people became ill after eating at the Matador in August, and the restaurant has temporarily closed.
If anyone developed diarrhea within 10 days of eating at Memo’s, they should contact their doctor for further testing.
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