PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh restaurant planned to reopen after three workers and two customers were sickened by E. coli bacteria and health department officials continued to search for a cause.
Allegheny County Health Department director Karen Hacker says The Porch at Schenley has changed its meat vendor as a precaution, and a restaurant spokeswoman says the business would reopen Thursday after a "front-to-back cleaning."
Officials still don't know what or who is to blame for the illnesses, which have cropped up since Oct. 1.
E. coli, which can cause severe gastrointestinal problems, is often found in tainted beef, but can also be transmitted if an infected person doesn't properly was their hands before handling food.
Four of the five who were ill had to be hospitalized, but all are recovering.