Health officials confirm a 12th case of E. coli and learn an employee also tested positive

Mary Ann Milbourn of the Orange County Register reported this morning that the restaurant in Foothill Ranch has been closed after a 12th case of E. coli was confirmed among customers and one employee tested positive for the bacteria, county health officials announced Saturday.

If earlier outbreaks are a guide, there is usually about 15 – 20 times the actual number of ill people that are ever officially counted.  If this outbreaks holds steady at 13, we would expect somewhere between 150 to 250 actually ill people.