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Teen patient home after a week in isolation due to E. coli

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E. coli outbreak victim Josie Everett E. coli outbreak victim Josie Everett
LAKE OSWEGO, OR (KPTV) -

Josie Everett, 14, went home Wednesday after being in isolation at Doernbecher Children's Hospital since last Thursday.

Five days after eating a chicken bowl at the Chipotle off Kruse Way in Lake Oswego, Josie started having cramps and stomach pains.  

Then things went from bad to worse, and the pain Josie suffered was "excruciating," according to her mother Michele Everett.

Though Josie is still too sick to talk, her mother she told Fox 12 Wednesday her daughter described her pain as "stabbing” and “constant."

Josie's been on strong pain medication for a week, and besides the pain, she's had a fever and bloody diarrhea.

Her illness started before Chipotle and E. coli were linked in the news, thought Michele said she has been too focused on getting her daughter well again to be angry with the restaurant chain.

Josie is one of 39 people who've gotten sick from an outbreak that Oregon and Washington health officials say likely occurred because of something they ate at one of several Chipotle locations.

Health investigators say the E, coli may have come from vegetables supplied to the restaurants here in the Northwest, but they have not tracked down the cause of the outbreak yet.

Officials with Chipotle have closed 43 different locations in Oregon and Washington to inspect stores for a source of contamination. The company has also already been hit with a $75,000 lawsuit from one of the victims of the outbreak.

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