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1999 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Iceberg Lettuce at Golden Corral Steak House Iceberg Lettuce, Nebraska

People who ate at the Golden Corral Steak House restaurant, in Kearney County, Nebraska, during the last week of February became ill with E.coli O157:H7. Iceberg lettuce was implicated in the outbreak.

  • Outbreak began:
  • February 1999
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Nebraska
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Vegetable, leafy greens, lettuce, iceberg, head
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Golden Corral
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 72
  • 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:
  • 8
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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