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1998 Outbreak Of E. coli O157 Linked to Fruit Salad, Wisconsin

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who attended a catered event in Wisconsin. Fruit salad was the implicated vehicle. No further information about the outbreak was available.

  • Outbreak began:
  • June 1998
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Wisconsin
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Fruit, Fruit Salad
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Catered Event
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 47
  • 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:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 10
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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