Wellesley, MA Health Dept. Conducts E.Coli Investigation

Posted on June 17, 2013 by


Wellesley Health Department (WHD) received notice by the Massachusetts Department of

Public Health’s (MDPH) surveillance system on June 12, 2013 of a case of E-Coli in a Wellesley, MA 


The public health nurse at WHD promptly began an investigation. This investigation has

expanded to include the State health department (MDPH), as well as WHD staff. It has been

brought to the WHD’s attention that additional cases of EColi will be included in the current

investigation. The origin of the cases’ illness is being investigated. Rumors have been

circulating that the cause of the illnesses has been linked to a local supermarket. At this point,

no local supermarkets are a focus of the investigation. WHD will provide updates as warranted.

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