California BBQ fundraiser blamed for E. coli cases
Health officials say 13 people have contracted the bacteria E. coli after attending a fundraiser barbecue.
Butte County Health Officer Mark Lundberg says the sick were among 300 to 400 people at a Sept. 6 fundraiser for the volunteer fire department.
Health officials aren't sure which food made people sick. Lundberg says chicken, potato salad, beans, hot dogs, veggie burgers, chips and tri-tip were served.
Two of the sick remained hospitalized Thursday. The bacteria can cause severe stomach cramps, diarrhea, vomiting and fever. Most people recover within five to seven days.