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2006 Outbreak of E. Coli O26 Linked to Strawberries or Blueberries, Massachusetts

An outbreak of E. coli O26 occurred in Massachusetts. The vehicles were strawberries or blueberries.

  • Outbreak began:
  • July 2006
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Massachusetts
  • Organism(s):
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Fruit, Strawberries, Blueberries
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Community
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 5
  • 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:
  • 1
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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