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1995 Outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 Linked to Romaine Lettuce, Idaho

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who ate romaine lettuce in Idaho. The lettuce possibly was contaminated by a food handler. No other details were available.

  • Outbreak began:
  • September 1995
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Idaho
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Vegetable, Leafy Greens, Romaine Lettuce
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Unknown
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 21
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Unknown
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • N/A
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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