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1999 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at a Children's Long and Short Term Care Facility, Tennessee

Two children who lived at the Peninsula Village, a short and long term care facility for children, developed infections caused by E. coli O157:H7. The children had no direct contact with one another. The only common link between them that was identified that both had eaten meals containing ground beef that had been served at the facility on June 19 and 22.

Tags:
  • Outbreak began:
  • June 1999
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Tennessee
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Beef, Ground Beef
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Long Term Care Facility
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Peninsula Village
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 2
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 2
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown

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