The DuPage County Health Department confirmed Monday it has shut down Los Burritos Mexicanos restaurant in Lombard in connection with an investigation into four confirmed cases of E. coli.
The restaurant at 1015 E. St. Charles Road was closed at 5 p.m. Friday. The total number of cases under investigation was about 10 as of Friday, according to Jason Gerwig, a spokesperson for the DuPage County Health Department.
Two people had been hospitalized and discharged, two have not required hospital admission; all are recovering at home, officials said Monday.
Melaney Arnold, a spokeswoman for the Illinois Department of Public Health, said last week her agency had confirmed that those four individuals had contracted the same strain of E. coli and that the agency is continuing to study other, related reports of E. coli in that area.
The DuPage County Health Department receives about 10 reports of Shiga-toxin producing E. coli a year, according to health department officials.